Curated by Jackson Street Booksellers | Sponsored by Mutual of Omaha


Thursday, October 17 – Thursday, October 24, 2013

Opening Night Premiere & Post-Party with the Filmmakers: Thursday, October 17, 7:30pm.

The purpose of our Local Filmmakers Showcase, now in its fourth year, is to celebrate and screen the extraordinary work created right here in our region. This year’s program, a wonderful snapshot of the exciting work being done in our area, does just that.

This year’s program was thoughtfully curated by the staff of Jackson Street Booksellers (Carl Ashford, Sara Adkisson Joyner, and Amanda Lynch). The 98-minute program features 6 films by 7 filmmakers, including some returning to the showcase (Pat Clark, Kelly Rush, Ryle Smith) and others making their Film Streams debuts (Sally Nelson Barrett, Joseph Knapp, Jerry Johnston, Pat Aylward). The range of this year’s selections is remarkable. Our jury picked a documentary on education, a non-narrative experimental film, a comedic celebration of auteurism and chess, a sci-fi mind-bender, a biography of an outsider artist, and a war documentary. The breadth and talent of our film scene will be on full display. See links below for details about each film.

Jackson Street Booksellers is celebrating twenty years in business. In The New York Times, author, host of the Peabody-winning Studio 360, and Film Streams Advisory Board Member Kurt Andersen proclaimed Jackson Street Booksellers his “all-time favorite used-book store in America.”

A special premiere screening will take place on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m., with a post-party with the filmmakers immediately following.

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