Alexander Payne’s Nebraska will be opening the Vancouver International Film Festival this year with a gala screening on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at The Centre for Performing Arts.
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern, Best Actor winner at Cannes) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
Payne’s previous films include Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, and The Descendants and an early review from Robbie Collin of the Telegraph calls Nebraska “A bittersweet elegy for the American extended family…” and a “Resounding return to form from Payne.”
Tickets are now on sale for the Canadian Premiere of Nebraska at VIFF on September 26th (Opening Gala) and an additional screening on September 27th.
Other gala screenings this year will be All the Wrong Reasons for the Canadian Images Gala on September 27th; A Touch of Sin on October 3rd for the Dragons and Tigers Awards Gala; Down River for the BC Spotlight Gala on October 5th; The Face of Love, Arie Posin (USA), for the Closing Gala on October 11th.
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