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<p>Lucha Libre wrestler and Nebraska native Charles Fairbanks’ <i>Irma</i> screens March 3 as part of the Omaha Film Festival.  </p> Passion Unmasked

In the space of a few years Charles Fairbanks has gone from conventional prep and collegiate wrestler to one of the few gringo performers of Lucha Libre, Mexico’s equivalent of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Amid a world of masked figures with exotic alter egos, Fairbanks performs as the One-Eyed Cat. It's not what you'd expect from this cerebral, soft-spoken, fair-skinned rural Nebraska native. Then...


Taking OFF

Film festivals are the brothels of cinema. High-end ones offer uniform quality. Low-rent ones are enter-at-your-own-risk propositions. In its sixth year, the Omaha Film Festival, showing now through March 6 at the Great Escape Theatre, is a mid-level cine-fest with a-heart-of-gold that keeps putting out. Top-tier is the Saturday-Sunday film/screenwriting conference, whose panels feature major industry...


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  • Of all the ways to stuff a piggy bank, a discussion with director Steven Soderbergh is the most enjoyable way to plug the pork. Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) turned Feature III, their annual can’t-miss fundraising gala, into a wickedly profitable venture. The event raised more than $217,000 and some interesting questions regarding Soderbergh’s retirement. Soderbergh told the crowd, “I...


Middle Aged Kids

It’s a time-tested formula: take some stars, sex, a bit of compassion and an absurd plot device, filter it through the mind of a 12-year-old boy, and you’ve got a Farrelly brothers picture. Bobby and Peter, creators of There's Something About Mary, are back with Hall Pass. Depending on how you like your jokes, that’s mildly good or very bad news.

Rick (Owen Wilson) is a mostly content, completely domesticated...


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