From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel ...
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A look at the evolving landscape of independent moviemaking and what "do-it-yourself" means for today's independent productions. Directors that went from no-budget to low-budget to blockbusters discuss their own beginnings, the state of the industry, and how making a movie doesn't always mean making a living.
From the co-founder of Slamdance comes the story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel thieves and a roving gang of Iowa kickboxers, culminating in a showdown at Carhenge. A seminal movie in the history of independent film, "Omaha: The Movie" was the film that spearheaded the birth of the Slamdance Film Festival. Written by
"Omaha (the movie)" was one of the founding films of the Slamdance Film Festival. See more »
Sheriff Rich Roth:
Roving gangs of kickboxers from Des Moines, Iowa. They've been making their way along the interstate for years. It was just a matter of time before they crossed the river. But we're ready for them.
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I've seen this movie about a dozen times. It's always fun to see places and people you know or recognize in a movie, but in this case, it's especially exciting to see actors whom I have come to know as true treasures and stalwarts of Omaha's arts community. The movie is silly, but in a very loving way. And if I had not seen this movie, I might never have visited Carhenge!
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