OMAHA – A documentary from School of Communication students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has been selected for the 2014 Film Streams Local Filmmaker’s Showcase, which will take place this October.
The film, “For Us Kids: A Peony Park Memoir,” is a 25-minute documentary about one of the Midwest’s most-attended amusement parks during its existence from 1919 until its closing in 1994. The feature includes a number of interviews from those who worked, lived and played at the park, including former Omaha mayor Mike Boyle and Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry.
“For Us Kids” will play at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St., as part of a two-hour showing of 12 short films beginning Thursday, Oct. 16, with a special premiere screening at 7:30 p.m. with a post-show reception featuring the filmmakers.
Additional showings will run through Thursday, Oct. 23.
As a class project for School of Communication professor Chris Allen, UNO students Brittany Crider, Christine Dunn, Amanda Push, Jamieson Ranallo, Tara Spencer and Stephen Tatum spent 2013 researching, filming and editing the film.
The film was selected, along with the other 11 entries, by five curators from the Omaha World-Herald: food writer Sarah Baker-Hansen, film and theater writer Bob Fischbach, columnist Matthew Hansen, features reporter Casey Logan, and online entertainment editor Micah Mertes.
For additional information on “For Us Kids” or the Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase, please visit www.filmstreams.org.
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