A poor old man living in Montana escapes repeatedly from his house to go to Nebraska to collect a sweepstakes prize he thinks he has won. Frustrated by his increasing dementia, his family debates putting him into a nursing home -- until one of his two sons finally offers to take his father by car, even as he realizes the futility.
En route the father is injured, and the two must rest a few days in the small decaying Nebraska town where the father was born and where, closely observed by the son, he re-encounters his past. (Don’t worry -- it’s a comedy.)
Shot in black and white across four American states, the film blends professional actors with non-actors and aspires to mirror the mood and rhythms of its exotic locations.
Directed by: Alexander Payne (The Descendants '11, Sideways '04, About Schmidt '02, Election '99, Citizen Ruth '96), Screenwriter: Bob Nelson.
Tickets are $9.00. Carolina Theatre accepts cash, debit and credit cards.
Film website + trailer
Running time: 1 hr 55 mins.
Show time is 7:10 PM. Let's gather in the lobby 10-15 minutes beforehand. Afterwards, let's head over to Bull City Burger and Brewery.