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Dir. Alexander Payne USA 133 min R

2023 Focus Features

The Holdovers Premiere and Reception Fundraiser with Alexander Payne

November 11, 2023 • Dundee Theater
5:30 PM Reception • 6:30 PM Screening and Audience Q&A

Event Chairs: Betiana and Todd Simon
Sponsored By: Omaha Steaks

Join Film Streams as we welcome Omaha's own Oscar®-winning director Alexander Payne, for a reception catered by Lola's Cafe, a premiere screening of his film The Holdovers, and a presentation featuring an audience Q&A moderated by The Washington Post's Chief Film Critic, Ann Hornaday.

This event has sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Film Streams' Director of Development, John Haverkamp, at or call 402.301.4826.

Ticket Pricing

  • Non-Members $250
  • Members $150

Reel Talk Pro with Alexander Payne

November 12 , 2023• Dundee Theater
12:30 PM Screening & Post-Screening Discussion with Alexander Payne

Looking for another opportunity to meet the director? Join us for our Reel Talk Pro, a 30-minute audience Q&A with Alexander Payne on November 12th following the 12:30 pm screening. Please note that Ann Hornaday will not be moderating Reel Talk Pro.

Ticket Pricing

  • Non-Members $25
  • Members $15

About the Film
Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Giamatti) -- not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains - a troublemaking 15-year-old named Angus (Dominic Sessa), a good student whose bad behavior constantly threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) - an African-American woman who caters to sons of privilege. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England.

About Alexander Payne
One of contemporary cinema’s most talented and visionary filmmakers, Omaha’s own Alexander Payne is the director of ten feature-length films, including local favorite Nebraska, Sideways, for which he and his writing partner Jim Taylor won the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay, and The Descendants, for which he and his co-writers also received an Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is a three-time Oscar® nominee for Best Director as well as a two-time nominee for the Cannes Film Festival prestigious Palme d’Or. An early and ardent supporter of Film Streams, Mr. Payne has been instrumental in the programming and success of every Feature event to date, beginning in July 2008 when he invited and interviewed actress Laura Dern. In the years since, Feature guests have included Debra Winger, Steven Soderbergh, Jane Fonda, director David O. Russell, Julianne Moore, Paul Giamatti, and more.

About Ann Hornaday
Ann Hornaday grew up in Des Moines and graduated cum laude with a degree in government from Smith College. After working at Ms. magazine as a researcher and editorial assistant, she became a freelance writer in New York City, where she eventually began to write about movies for the New York Times Arts & Leisure section and other publications. In 1995 she became the movie critic at the Austin American-Statesman in Texas, where she stayed for two years before moving to Baltimore to be the movie critic at the Baltimore Sun. She left the Sun in 2000 and began working at The Washington Post in 2002. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2008. Hornaday is the author of “Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies."

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