Unwinding the Reel – The World of Independent Film
Lights, Camera, Action! Saturday 8th July, finds TEDxOmaha Adventures heading out to explore the world of independent film. You may have been to Film Streams, but did you ever wonder what went on when the audience left, and the lights went out. Or wanted to know what it was like up in the projection booth as the projectionist, running 35mm films? We will be the guests of Film Streams, and our host for the day Dene Oglesby will guide us back stage as we get to explore behind-the-scenes at Omaha’s only nonprofit arthouse theater. Our Adventure will include a visit to the projection booth and both theaters as we experience the world of independent film through the eyes those who work there.
Part I Behind the Reel: What the eye does not see
10:00 Meet in Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater Lobby
10:15 Behind the scene tour of Theatres 1 and 2, and tour of the projection booth
10:45 Regroup and find out from Film Streams’ Program and Outreach Coordinator, Dené Oglesby, what it is like to work in the world of independent films and nonprofit management versus mainstream movieland
Those who would like to continue the discussion, we are going to go and have a coffee/quick bite to eat and to continue the conversation with Dene between 11:00a – 12:30p before heading back to watch two independent films. Location TBC
Part II of the Behind the Reel: The Viewing
12:30p-1:00p Rare opportunity to watch two of the best independent films currently around
The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola winner of Best Director at Cannes 2017
Beatriz at Dinner featuring Salma Hayek and John Lithgoz,
or the 1939 beloved classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Note: if you want to invite friends along to the intermission and films, then please feel free to extend the invitation.
Location: Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey Street. One block west of TD Ameritrade ball park.
Parking: Free parking is available in the lot behind our cinema. To access the parking lot, take Cuming Street to 14th Street and turn south. Once on 14th Street, you’ll make an immediate left into the parking lot, which sits behind the entire Saddle Creek Records complex. On-street, metered parking is also available in the area surrounding the cinema (free after 9 pm Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday). Ample bicycle parking is available at any of several bike racks on our block. We are also conveniently located near a Heartland B-cycle station.
Costs: For those who wish to see the films in the afternoon, there is a fee payable to Film Streams. Tickets are $9 regular, $7 for teachers/students/military+veterans/seniors 60+ and those arriving at the theater by bicycle, $4.50 for members.
Numbers: While there is no limit to those who join us for lunch/coffee and for the films afterwards, the first part of the day will be limited to 20, so sign up and get your spot.