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Paul Giamatti in conversation with Alexander Payne

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Film Streams welcomes acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti for Feature VIII, the latest fundraising gala in support of our nonprofit’s mission and programs. Joining him in conversation at the Holland Performing Arts Center will be Film Streams Board Member Alexander Payne, reuniting the pair on the 15th anniversary of Sideways, their Oscar-winning collaboration.

Honorary Chairs:
Gerry & Bruce Lauritzen and Emily & Clark Lauritzen

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Holland Performing Arts Center
5:30 pm Private Host & Patron Pre-Party
7pm Presentation | Post-Party Following

All proceeds support Film Streams' programs and operations.


Individual tickets are still available for the Feature VIII presentation ($45) through Ticket Omaha.

Additional gift levels with pre- and post-party options are now sold out.

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Paul Giamatti

Perhaps best known for his performance as emotionally wounded, pinot-obsessed author Miles Raymond in Sideways, Paul Giamatti has excelled for more than two decades in both leading and supporting roles, including outstanding performances in American Splendor, Cinderella Man, Straight Outta Compton, 12 Years a Slave, Saving Private Ryan, and as President John Adams in the HBO series of the same name. Recent credits include a critically acclaimed performance in Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life, which screened at the Dundee Theater this past fall, and as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades in the Showtime series, Billions.

Film Streams is enormously grateful for our Presenting Sponsors and Hosts, whose generous commitments prior to the gala support our year-round programming while allowing us to create an event true to Film Streams' mission and free of additional solicitations and/or live auctions.

Presenting Sponsors

Emily & Clark Lauritzen
Gerry & Bruce Lauritzen
First National Bank of Omaha
Cindy & Scott Heider
Susan & Mike Lebens
Omaha Steaks/Simon Family
Annette & Paul Smith

Platinum Hosts

Tina & Dan Lonergan

Gold Hosts

Laura & Michael Alley
Cindy & Mogens Bay
Bluestem Prairie Foundation
Marshall Faith
Stephanie & Jack Koraleski
McCarthy Capital
Maggie & Bob Mundy
Pape Family Foundation
Fred & Eve Simon Foundation
Katie Weitz, PhD & Tim Wilson

Silver Hosts

Sue and Chris Behr
Betty Foster, Roger Blauwet, Lisa & Stewart Dale
Borsheims Fine Jewelry
John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation
Esther & Dan Brabec
Hamann Family Fund
Joanie & Richard Jacobson
Kutak Rock, LLP
Lozier Foundation 
Thompson Rogers
Nancy & Joel Schlessinger
Kathy & Jim Simpson
Smith Kroeger Marketing
Ann & Ken Stinson
Union Pacific
Kate & Roger Weitz
Sarah & Adam Yale