Sunday, March 04, 2007

Omaha Film Festival 2007 – Saturday, day 5

Saturday was one of our best days yet. We had great crowds for most of our screenings and we had some tremendous Q&As with several of the filmmakers. Some of the highlights included Ross & Katie getting up in front of the crowd after the documentary "Slam Planet: War of the Words" and doing some live slam poetry. Very cool. Also, Valarie Kaur gave another great talk after her film "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath" and we were also graced with the attendance of a Sikh family so that made the film even more poignant. Producer Lincoln Stalmaster was in town to support his feature film "A Lobster Tale" and the crowd really enjoyed his film and his Q&A. The feature film "Mr. Dungbeetle" was supported by producer/actor Clay McCaw and actor Bill Nelson and they had a very enjoyable discussion after their film screened to a nice sized crowd. The last two Q&As of the evening were with Heather D'Augustine of the feature film "One Night With You" and several of the Nebraska filmmakers that had short films in the Nebraska short film block.

Great films, great attendance, great night. And it was all capped off at Julio's again. And now I'm ready to sleep.

Our last day is tomorrow so come on out and check out some great films. We're having our second screenings of the films "Independence," "Darius Goes West-The Role of His Life," and "Simple Things" as well as the special screening of feature film "Out of Omaha." After our last two films, we are having our awards ceremony in theater #2 at 5:30, then rescreening the audience choice feature film and documentary so you won't want to miss that. Afterward we're heading down to the Pizza Shoppe to wrap up the festival. Hope to see you all there.


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