2010.05.11> For Immediate Release
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Twin Creek Cinema to Screen 'Wigger' May 14-15
Omaha - Local filmmaker Omowale Akintunde’s film “Wigger” will have a special two-night showing at Bellevue’s Twin Creek Cinema on Friday and Saturday, May 14-15. The film will run both nights at 10:30 p.m.
“I’m excited that more people will be able to see a film that was shot last year in the metropolitan area,” Akintunde said. He also is the chair of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Black Studies Department. “The reaction to ‘Wigger’ so far has been very, very positive.”
The film premiered last month at UNO’s Malcolm X Festival. “Wigger” stars Anna Maria Horsford, Meshach Taylor, David Oakes, Eric B Harvey, Arkeni and Kim Patrick. Akintunde wrote and directed the production. The storyline very much follows his research focus on diversity, race relations and identity issues.
“This movie addresses so many issues that are present in society,” Akintunde said. “Yes, it is about race and identity, but it’s also an entertaining film that I know will hold the attention of an audience.”
Tickets will be $10 at the Twin Creek box office, day of show. For information on how to purchase tickets in advance, call UNO Black Studies at 554-2412. The Twin Creek Cinema is located at 3909 Raynor Parkway in Bellevue.
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