Jacobson Talks Film Streams’ Offerings

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August 25th, 2014

Omaha, NE — There’s plenty happening at Omaha’s art house theater.

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Film Stream’s Founder and Director Rachel Jacobson took some time to talk to KVNO about the non-profit theater’s latest offerings.

boyhood1First is the widely acclaimed film Boyhood by director Richard Linklater. Filmed using the cast actors over the course of 12 years, Boyhood follows a young man and his family and he goes through adolescence. While the initial public intrigue was based off of the usual filming style, Jacobson said the quality of the work is what has kept people’s attention.

“People would not be freaking out as much as they are if it wasn’t a really well executed film,” she said. “It is just beautifully done.”

Jacobson said the film’s shooting style lends itself perfectly to the story Linklater is tries to convey, one that gives huge gravity to life’s smallest moments. Another key element, Jacobson said, was the standout ensemble performance by the actors.

“It just feels so real,” she said. “The performances are so wonderful and this kid’s experience is something that a lot of young people go through, especially young American men. The experience of this family, the mother too, I think it really resonates for a lot of people. Their performances are true and powerful and good.”

Jacobson said that the film has been so well received that it has a chance to be one of the 10 largest grossing films in Film Streams History.

“It’s on pace,” she said. “It’s not there yet. But it’s getting there. I think it will get into the top 10.”

Also currently showing at the theater is A Most Wanted Man featuring one of the last leading performances by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

This one is really well done,” Jacobson said. “It’s a quality spy movie. It’s a great script. Great acting, obviously, by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams. It’s just really well done, gripping spy movie. Talking about the war on terror and the difficult stuff people have to go through. If you like Homeland, I think you’ll really be into this.”

For a complete rundown of all of Film Streams offerings, you can go online to www.filmstreams.org.

 

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