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08/15/17 - 7PM - Leo Biga 

Experience him live in Omaha: Writer Leo Adam Biga draws on two decades interviewing the writer-director to take the measure of this singular cinema artist's work in the presentation:"Why Alexander Payne's movies matter”.

In slightly more than 20 years as a feature filmmaker, Alexander Payne has created a body of work perhaps unmatched by any American writer-director during that time. From Citizen Ruth and Election to About Schmidt andSideways to The Descendants and Nebraska and now to his much anticipated Downsizing, he explores human foibles with satire and sweetness. Author-journalist-blogger Leo Adam Bigawill distill in words and images how the films of Omaha's most famous native son not named Warren Buffett have so much to say about the human condition and why they matter.

This is without question the single best study of Alexander Payne’s films, as well as the filmmaker himself and his filmmaking process. Leo Adam Biga pieces together an indelible portrait of an independent American artist.This is an invaluable contribution to film history and criticism – and a sheer pleasure to read as well. 

After his presentation, Biga will sign copies of his book.

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