Prairie Lights is excited to announce a blast from our state’s filmmaking past: Jeremy Lerman’s comedy NEBRASKA SUPERSONIC! Here’s the synopsis:
In Omaha, Nebraska, three slackers manage to graduate from college. CAL, STAN and DAVE, all sub-par French majors, get hired and promptly fired from temp jobs.
Since CAL, STAN and DAVE can't hold onto jobs, they start their own business: package delivery…on bicycles. While a business built on pedal-power makes perfect sense in a compact New York or Boston, bike couriers don't exist, and wisely so, on the vast Great Plains. No matter. CAL, STAN and DAVE see a niche market. Their company, "Nebraska Supersonic," gets regular routes between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, a 120-mile jaunt that, despite the distance, they find “rather refreshing.” As unlikely as the venture seems in farmland and suburbia, they win over a loyal (and oddball) customer base with their punctuality, courtesy and good hygiene. As Nebraska Supersonic grows, troubles arise. CAL is offered a tempting job by the competition, corporate giant Fancy Express. After being robbed of an ice cream delivery, STAN decides to become a cop, a fitting job as he "already has most of the required prejudices." DAVE secretly longs to be a baker and share his unusual culinary creations (teriyaki cupcakes etc.) with the world. Their company and, more importantly, their friendship are at risk. And who is "Doody" Judy?
NEBRASKA SUPERSONIC was made in 2001 in Omaha, Nebraska and features over 90 different Nebraska actors and actresses. The film won Best Screenplay and the Golden Orbs Award at the No Dance Film Festival. Prairie Lights is excited to be bringing this acclaimed comedy back to the big screen for Nebraska residents to experience once again.
Additionally, we’ll be screening APP, a short film edited by Mr. Lerman and recently accepted to the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival!
APP follows Paul, a shy and brilliant app developer, as he desperately tries to get venture capital for his sexy wingwoman app from a sex-starved investor, Mike. To convince Mike to invest, Paul uses his app to seduce a feisty stranger, Zoe. As the App whispers advice, Paul becomes a hipster Don Juan and they grow closer through the night. But when Paul starts to feel a genuine connection, all his calculations become a little more complicated.
Don’t miss your chance to see these fantastic films this October! You can Pre-Order a weekend pass to see these films, and a ton of other soon to be announced films, right now for the low price of $10.00! You’ll get access to all three days of the festival, discounts at local restaurants, free popcorn and soda vouchers, and more! Check the tickets page to Pre-Order you pass to Prairie Lights 2015!