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Artist Chris Raschka Visits Omaha

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Open Minds

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P Payne’s film about miniaturized human life tackles big themes

The high concept behind Alexander Payne's soon to shoot new feature, Downsizing, unfolds in a near future world where humans can opt to be miniaturized. Everything about the story, from the title to the characters to the plot-lines, gives Payne and co-scriptwriter Jim Taylor ample metaphorical opportunities. 

The $76 million budgeted Paramount picture starring Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris,...

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Ff Omaha Film Festival adds spotlight on Nebraska films

It used to be conversations about local filmmakers doing relevant work here began and ended with Alexander Payne and Nik Fackler. That's changing now and the March 8-13 Omaha Film Festival (OFF) is evidence of it.

The 11-year-old fest, back for the third year at Marcus Village Pointe Cinema, is programming more selections with local ties courtesy its new Nebraska Spotlight lineup of feature-length narrative and...

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An old Hollywood hand living in Omaha comes out of the shadows

Omaha is the adopted home of veteran Hollywood screenwriter and literary novelist John Kaye, 74, whose memoirs are published by the Los Angeles Review of Books

The mercurial Kaye came 17-months ago from northern California to work on a new novel (his third) and immerse himself "deep" in a fictional Omaha subplot. 

"I wanted to take a risk with what I was doing. The best decision I made," he said from his...

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<p>New Bemis Director Adam Price has lots of plans for revitalized art center.</p> Bemis Reboot

Since the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts’ inception in 1981, the venue has been led by only four directors. These include its co-founder Ree Schonlau, currently on its board, who along with husband, artist Jun Kaneko, founded the institution that bears his name just down the block on Jones Street. 

In 2001 Al Harris-Fernandez, now the Director of the Sioux City Art Center, took over the reins and was soon...

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Summer Arts Preview

If staycations are in your future this summer, the visual arts have something to offer locally other than softball, a crowded community pool and yet another summer blockbuster at a movie complex. There are a plethora of exhibitions on the docket, but key arts venues also offer hands-on learning activities, lectures and panels, even a summer camp of sorts, for all ages above and beyond their regular schedule of...

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