is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of Omaha, Nebraska
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in the United States of America, and the surrounding region through the presentation and discussion of film
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In late July 2007, Film Streams opened the Ruth Sokolof Theater, a new two-screen cinema in downtown Omaha
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area, within a development anchored by internationally acclaimed music label Saddle Creek Records
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. As a nonprofit arts organization committed to screening films based on their artistic and social merits, Film Streams depends on the support of its membership program, individual donors, and grants from foundations, corporations, and government organizations.
Designed to serve both the passionate cineaste and casual filmgoer, the Film Streams cinema hosts four principal programs: First-run Films (American independents, documentaries, and foreign films making their theatrical premiere in Omaha and the surrounding region); Repertory Selections (classic films, themed series, and director retrospectives); Arts in Education" (diverse programming teaching high school students how to interpret what they’re viewing in a cultural context, learn how to empathize with characters in ways beneficial to their own social development, and analyze film as art); and Community Development (lectures, forums, Q&A sessions with film professionals, partnerships with other nonprofits and community groups on film-based events, special one-time screenings for area filmmakers, and other activities that engage the public in a continuous dialogue about film and contribute to Omaha’s vibrant local arts community).
Board of directors
- Rachel Jacobson, Founder/Director
- Scott Anderson
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- David Jacobson, Chairman
- Mark Javitch
- Robert E. (Bob) Mundy
- Alexander Payne
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- John P. Schlegel, S.J.
- Steven W. Seline
- Betiana Simon
- Paul G. Smith
- Robb Nansel
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- Jason Kulbel
- Kurt Andersen
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- Myriel Boes
- Danny Lee Ladely
- Joel Schlessinger
- Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein
- Michael B. Yanney, Director Emeritus
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