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Nebraska

Update: The Landmark has announced a 1:45 screening time; we'll keep the Meetup time as 1:30 and meet in the lobby. 

We will meet in the lobby beforehand. Afterward, if there is interest, we will grab a bite to eat & a drink nearby to discuss the film. Hope to see you there.

Synopsis:
Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) directs Nebraska, a bittersweet dramatic comedy about a father-and-son road trip through an emotionally and economically parched homeland. After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Stacy Keach, June Squibb and Bob Odenkirk co-star.

Director:
Alexander Payne

Cast:
Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

MPAA Rating:
R

Run Time:
1hr 53mins

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  • Jim

    I thought the film was very well-done. Beautiful to look at and observant. I would have enjoyed the opportunity to more thoroughly discuss the film at our gathering.

    November 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, me too. Hopefully next time.

      November 25, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Hi All,

    It was great to see everyone and enjoy a great film yesterday. I just wanted to pass along a couple of stray things:

    -"Citizen Ruth"-Alexander Payne's little seen first film is currently streaming on Netflix and is definitely worth a look. It is an "abortion satire", so be prepared, but overall it is a dark, smart & funny film.

    -"Nebraska" is the feature review on this week's "Filmspotting"podcast. If you're looking for a film podcast, I highly recommend it. The show is based here in Chicago and offers insightful and enjoyable film criticism. This week is no exception, a link is below. Hope everyone has a great holiday. See you at a future meetup!

    Cheers

    Peter

    http://www.filmspotting.net/reviews/1087-469-nebraska-top-5-movies-with-places-in-the-title-tale-of-two-sisters.html

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Al

    Superb movie - maybe Payne's best, definitely his most uplifting! It resulted in a extended conversation afterwards at the Duke of Perth about the movie's connection with "Death of a Salesman", the level's of awareness for Bruce Dern's character, and the reason(s) it was filmed in black and white. Most of all, there was appreciation in how the movie could be a poetic view at the landscape, on the other hand a wacky comedic farce, and yet still be a dead-on look at small-town life in the Midwest!

    The talk led to other fun topics as well, from people's connections to filmmaking, to other films such as "Ulzana's Raid", "Vertigo", and "Cockneys vs. Zombies", and even how to properly order a white Russian.

    November 24, 2013

  • Ron P

    The movie was quite good, starting slow but gradually revealing the characters' backgrounds and experiences, while providing some humorous interludes; it built to a rich and satisfying conclusion. Excellent discussion afterward over lunch, from a number of perspectives, which helped clarify and enlarge on the movie's themes.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Film was excellent; disappointed that meetup didn't discuss the film much

    November 23, 2013

  • Sara M

    I plan to come. Are we meeting in movie lobby on fifth (4th?) floor or first floor of mall?

    November 23, 2013

    • Peter R.

      We will meet on the 4th floor lobby, near the electronic ticketing machines & directly in front of the concession stand. I will be there at 1:30 & am wearing a brown & white shirt.

      November 23, 2013

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