The Warren Opera House, a grand old lady in her day, was the premier place for social gatherings. It faithfully served Friend and surrounding communities for thirty-four years, providing a venue for plays, dances, lectures, political events, sporting events and even a circus! No remaining comparable structure exists within a fifty mile range of the town of Friend. Built circa 1886 by Mr. John Lanahan, the opera house was funded by its namesake Mr. Joshua Warren. Warren fronted the $40,000 needed to build the second story opera house. The earliest documented event took place in March of that year when actors took the stage to perform “Over the Hill to the Poor House”. Today, the original horseshoe balcony that was once preferred seating, sits ready for restoration and a sold out crowd once again. Please join us for this special event, November 15th at 6pm!
It is an honor and a pleasure to be screening at the The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, a comprehensive exhibition program which acknowledges the moving image as the principal art form of this century, is committed to screening a wide diversity of high quality film and video: innovative American independent work including non-narrative, experimental films and video; classic foreign and American cinema illustrative of traditional and historical perspectives; documentaries which examine a wide variety of issues of concern; and contemporary foreign cinema of substance. It also reaches out to the Lincoln community and beyond, offering Nebraskans a stimulating alternative to commercial film and television fare by presenting works not ordinarily offered in this area. Hope to see you November 14th at 7pm!
Founded in 1972, the Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is known for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching with a special emphasis on the study of film and the visual arts. Film Studies explores narrative, documentary, avant-garde cinema and fine arts animation. The program has a distinguished faculty with national as well as international reputations. The late Stan Brakhage taught here for over twenty years and his legacy remains central to the vision of Film Studies. We look forward to the screening at Atlas 102, 7pm on 11/1/13 are excited for students questions!