Wanted: Education Director!

Film Streams is hiring for a brand new position within our growing organization. Our Education Director will work closely with Film Streams’ Executive Director and Program and Outreach Coordinator to maximize potential with special attention to creating unique, transformational experiences around film for audiences and engaging more students with the art of film to create life-long film lovers. The Education Director will be part of a small administrative staff responsible for both the operations and strategic direction of Film Streams. We are looking for a person who is willing to collaborate to build and grow our organization and believes in and is engaged with our mission to enhance the cultural environment of  the Omaha area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.

Qualified applicants will have a graduate degree in Film Studies, or another field for which the study of film was the primary component.  The focus of the Film Studies degree should indicate a film generalist with significant and broad study of Classic Hollywood Cinema, film history, formal, genre, identity-based, and auteur approaches to the study of film. Primary focus in academic work on non-narrative cinema is not ideal.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please view the full job description: Film Streams – Education Director.





Film Streams baseball tournament hiatus

Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater will be closed for improvements and private events for the duration of the college baseball tournament – Friday, June 12, to Wednesday, June 24. The theater will re-open to the general public on Thursday, June 25, with exiting revivals of GREY GARDENS and THE PRINCESS BRIDE. On Friday, June 26, the new documentary THE WOLFPACK, winner of the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will premiere.

The theater will reopen with freshly painted walls, a rearranged lobby, and revivals of two beloved classics on Thursday, June 25. GREY GARDENS, restored by Janus Films for its 40th anniversary, follows Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, an eccentric mother-daughter duo living in a dilapidated mansion in the Hamptons. Directed by a team helmed by Albert and David Maysles, GREY GARDENS placed among the top ten best documentaries of all time in a recent British Film Institute poll. Film Streams’ repertory programming is generously sponsored by Omaha Steaks. Info & tickets: http://j.mp/1FUtya5.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE, also opening on the 25th, is one of the most revered and quotable kids’ films of the 1980s. Grand romance, high adventure, and swashbuckling duels add up to an unforgettable film experience – not to mention delightful performances from Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, and Peter Falk. Part of our Forever Young Family & Children’s Series, generously supported by the Lincoln Financial Foundation, kids 12 and under get in for just $2.50! Info & tickets: http://j.mp/1SAoY4e.

 THE WOLFPACK, fresh off a sensational tour of winter film festivals, tells the curious story of a clan raised by movies. Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes.

The fun continues! Ticket-buying patrons who use the passphrase, “As you wish,” on Thursday, June 25, or Friday, June 26, will receive one free, fun-sized popcorn. And, costumes are encouraged before the 7 pm showtime of GREY GARDENS and the 9:30 pm showtime of THE PRINCESS BRIDE on Friday. Prizes, including Film Streams memberships and gear, will be awarded for the best costumes!

Announcing guest curators for the Film Streams 2015 Local Filmmakers Showcase

Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, Omaha’s nonprofit cinema, is excited to announce the curators of the Film Streams 2015 Local Filmmakers Showcase: staff and artists of Omaha-based Saddle Creek Records. The showcase will run for a full week this fall.

This year’s jury brings together some of the people behind the label responsible for indelible recordings by artists like Bright Eyes, Cursive, and the Faint. Panelists include: Sarah Bohling of Icky Blossoms; solo recording artist Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S); Teal Gardner, late of UUVVWWZ; and Saddle Creek staffers Nayef Aljuraid, CJ Olson, Jeff Tafolla, and Jadon Ulrich.

Last year’s showcase was selected by five reporters from the Omaha World-Herald. The 2013 showcase was juried by the staff of Omaha’s Jackson Street Booksellers. In 2012, Saddle Creek recording artists The Faint determined the program. In prior years, independent juries of artists and arts supporters were chosen to review submissions for a feature-length (90-150 minute) program.

The Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase, generously supported by Mutual of Omaha, was created to provide an opportunity for area artists to have a theatrical run and present their work at an arthouse cinema devoted to celebrating quality filmmaking.

Filmmakers are invited to submit their work for consideration electronically or by mail by Thursday, July 23. Send a DVD along with the attached submission form (also available for download at http://j.mp/1OKJLgH) to: Film Streams, Attn: Brooke Masek, P.O. Box 8485, Omaha, NE 68108. Or, send a link to your film and the completed submission form to brooke@filmstreams.org. There is no fee for entry.

To be eligible, the director of the film must be a resident of Nebraska, Iowa or South Dakota. Students who are either residents of or attending schools full-time in one of those three states are welcome to submit. A maximum of three submissions are allowed per filmmaker.

Directors whose films are selected for the showcase (as well as their families and friends) will be invited to an opening night celebration and screening. All filmmakers chosen will also receive a percentage of the box office for the week-long run at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater, plus a small honorarium. New in 2015, the Local Filmmaker Showcase program will tour the region, with potential stops at cinemas in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.

The films chosen for the showcase will be announced in September.

The Film Streams 2015 Local Filmmakers Showcase is generously sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.


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