Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Award-winning “Nebraska” is next FOLA movie

Courtesy of FOLA

A scene from the Academy Award winning film “Nebraska,” that will be showing June 6 at the Ludlow Auditorium.

Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m. — LUDLOW — The next FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) movie screening will be the award-winning “Nebraska”on Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.

“Nebraska” is a 2013 American black-and-white drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. It stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk. The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards; Best Picture, Best Director for Payne, Best Actor for Dern, Best Supporting Actress for Squibb, Best Original Screenplay for Nelson, and Best Cinematography for Phedon Papamichael.

The Grants – father Woody, mother Kate, and adult sons Ross and David – live in Billings, Mont. Aged Woody is approaching dementia, although the family likes to think that he solely believes what appears on the surface, Woody’s delusions which are exacerbated by a lifetime of heavy drinking.

The latest belief that Woody has is that he has won one million dollars, which everyone in his family knows is one of those scams for people to purchase magazine subscriptions. As such, Woody, who does not trust the U.S. postal service to mail in his “winning” certificate, is determined to walk to Lincoln, Neb., the headquarters of the company, to pick up his million. The story continues.

The film is rated “R” due to some language content. The movie is open to the public and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn and water will be provided. For more info, call 802-228-7239 or visit www.fola.us.

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