Special Event: Alexander Payne on Nebraska

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 50 minutes

Special Event: Alexander Payne on Nebraska

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 50 minutes

Special Event: Alexander Payne on Nebraska

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 50 minutes

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Academy Award winner Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants) joins us for a special onstage conversation to look back at his acclaimed career as a director and writer, and to present an advance screening of his most recent film, Nebraska.

This screening is eligible for our Rush policy. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening. If the event goes Off Sale, we will sell tickets to the Rush line 10 minutes before the start of the screening.

Guest Biography

    • Alexander Payne
    • The grandson of Greek immigrants, Alexander Payne grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was educated by Jesuits. He later studied History and Spanish Literature at Stanford University before earning an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA. His first two feature films were the comedies Citizen Ruth (96) and Election (99). About Schmidt premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Both Sideways (04) and The Descendants (11) won Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and were nominated for four others, including Best Picture and Best Director. Four of his six feature films were filmed in Nebraska.

Special Event: Alexander Payne on Nebraska

    • Nebraska
    • Alexander Payne
    • After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous old codger (Bruce Dern) wrangles his hapless son (Will Forte) into a cross-country road trip across the heartland of America to claim their fortune, in the new film by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants).