• Ocean of Grass Film at the Prairie Theater

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    Name: Ocean of Grass Film at the Prairie Theater
    Date: October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
    Event Description:
    The new documentary film, "OCEAN OF GRASS-Life on a Nebraska Sandhills Ranch" was created by former Ogallala native Georg Joutras, and has seen sold out performances around the state. OCEAN OF GRASS is an organic journey about life rolled up into the ranch experience. The conflicts and issues in the film are real but not overblown. In the end, the film is an honest and personal look at being who you are and treating all creatures and the land with respect. While it is a film about cattle ranching, it really is not about how to be a rancher. Instead, the film captures the interaction of ranchers with the lands and the creatures in their care, and highlights the longterm view of ranching families towards the land. They are true caretakers of the landscapes. It is an experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch, The cinematography submits to the lyrical and timeless feeling of the American Great Plains, and presents the intriguing personalities of those who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations. This film is about the feeling of this ranch and its co-inhabitants. The story is subtlety told and the viewer will have a true understanding of the ranching community by the end of the film. The Sandhills people are shown with unhindered realism, without posturing or false narratives, and as a slow character study.
    Location:
    Prairie Theater
    Date/Time Information:
    October 20, 2018, 1 p.m., filmmaker Q&A to follow
    October 20, 4 p.m. 
    October 21, 1 p.m.
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