Cutting Room for April 25

  • I have always felt a special kinship with Jon Favreau as the pinnacle of my wildly nonexistent acting career was starring in the Vince Vaughn role from Swingers in a student production. So, allow me to champion Chef, written by, directed by and starring Jonny Favs (nobody calls him that). The film will screen on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 pm as part of the New York Film Critics Series at Film Streams’. That series is pretty cool because it brings one-time preview screenings of smaller films to non-giganto cities like ours. What makes the series extra cool is there will also be a streaming interview following the film. What makes this screening extra-extra cool is food! Kitchen Table will be there with yummy delectables from the first farmer’s market of 2014! To recap: This series is awesome, food is good and I once said “Baby, you’re so money and you don’t even know it” non-ironically!
  • Film Streams isn’t done making May marvelous! On Wednesday, May 21 at 7 pm, the theater will partner with Inclusive Communities to present a special screening of The Rape of Europa. The film is a documentary about the Allied forces seeking the art the Nazis stole in World War II. It’s basically The Monuments Men without the box office and critical disappointment. The screening is in conjunction with Inclusive Communities’ Humanitarian Dinner on Thursday, May 22, where Robert Edsel (a producer of The Rape of Europa) will speak. Oh, and this is also in conjunction with Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour charitable giving challenge from The Omaha Community Foundation. I feel like this is a lot to keep straight, so let’s recap this one too: See an awesome documentary, give to good charities and Nazis are still the worst.
  • Bruce Crawford is at it again! No, you’re thinking of Bruce Campbell. Bruce Crawford doesn’t fight the forces of the undead via the necronomicon; he holds fancy screenings of classic films where movie stars attend. For his 34th event, the film historian is screening The Miracle Worker, with Patty Duke in attendance! Tickets are $22 and go on sale April 30 at all Omaha Hy-Vees. The event will take place Friday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Joslyn Art Museum. Considering that all proceeds from the event go to the Omaha Parks Foundation, this celebration of a film about the life of Helen Keller is a must see. You know what I mean…

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and on KVNO 90.7 (KVNO.org) at 8:30 a.m. on Fridays and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).

posted at 11:06 am
on Friday, April 25th, 2014

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