Welcome to NebraskARTS.com your portal to the arts in Western Nebraska!
We invite you to experience programming that is compelling, provacative and diverse! Uniquely individual, each arts organization will provide you with information about their history, location and upcoming events. For more information about events on our calendar, click on the highlighted dates. Visit our site often to stay up to date on what’s happening in our area. If you haven’t yet visited The West Nebraska Arts Center, The Historic Midwest Theater or Theater West, we encourage you to discover us!
|The Wind Rises|
Oscar Nominee for "Best Animated Feature of the Year 2014"
|REEL Earth - “Above All Else”|
“Above All Else” 95 min Not Rated
Monday, April 21st 7:30pm
“ABOVE ALL ELSE” is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking financial ruin, their personal safety, and the security of their families, these unforgettable people and their stories become an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change happens in America. www.aboveallelsefilm.com/
2014 SXSW Film Festival
2014 HotDocs Festival
2014 Dallas International Film Festival
|REEL Earth - "Tiny: A Story about living Small"|
Tuesday, April 22nd 7:30 pm
After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it’s time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home in the mountains of Colorado. With the support of his girlfriend, Merete, he sets out to build a Tiny House from scratch despite having no construction experience.
From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed “Tiny Housers” live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. TINY takes us inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners’ stories and the design innovations that make them work.
When Christopher decides to build his own Tiny House, he dives into the tension between settling down and staying adrift, between preserving a parcel of land that he loves and developing it. Merete begins to ask her own questions about settling down, and both walk away with unexpected lessons about the meaning of home, the importance of place, and the personal impact of sticking with a project that became bigger than they’d ever imagined.
TINY is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied-down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small. www.tiny-themovie.com/
Tallgrass Film Festival 2013
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014
Boulder International Film Festival 2014
DC Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capitol 2014
|REEL Earth - "A Place at the Table"|
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