Monthly Archives: July 2014

Guest Announcement: Patrick Rea of COUNTER PARTS, THE HOUR GLASS FIGURE, and TIME’S UP EVE to appear!

patrickPrairie Lights is pleased to announce that Nebraska born filmmaker Patrick Rea will once again be attending the film festival! Last year, Mr. Rea’s film NAILBITER opened the festival and this year, we’re pleased to be screening 3 of his fantastic short films: COUNTER PARTS, THE HOUR GLASS FIGURE, AND TIME’S UP EVE.

Mr. Rea will be part of a Q&A discussing his films. Be sure to get your weekend passes now!

World Premiere of the finished REMISSION to screen at Prairie Lights!

remission1We are super excited to announce the world premiere of Joshua Weixelman and Tyler Schmid’s feature length zombie/infected-tragedy REMISSION! Last year, Prairie Lights was given the opportunity to screen a work print of the film. Well, after taking the comments and suggestions of many PLFF viewers, the filmmakers have locked down the film and will be showing the finished version!

remissionposterThe Reverend Joseph Barnaby has lost everything. His family, his community, and all of the happiness that came with it.  He now wanders a post-apocalyptic wasteland, searching. In a dangerous world where the Infected prey on the last vestiges of humanity, he finds a community of survivors holed up in an old, abandoned warehouse.  As the dangers from the outside world mount, he must fight to protect the people he loves…  but are the Infected the real danger?

Prairie Lights is honored to once again be offering viewers the chance to see this unique film. Shot in Lincoln, work print screened last year, and finished product this year! Get your weekend passes now to check out the film!


Dorothy Booraem’s SMOKE BREAK to screen at PLFF2

smokeWe’re pleased to announce that Lincoln filmmaker Dorothy Booraem will once again be joining the Prairie Lights Film Festival, this time with her short film SMOKE BREAK!

Cassie needs her smoke break. She really, really needs it. But there’s just one problem: no lighter. To find the flame she seeks Cassie lets down her guard only to discover that the one person holding a working lighter is also holding a grudge.  Smoke Break was shot in a Lincoln alley over a winter weekend with temps in the single digits. The actors and crew kept warm by burning their scripts and the shot list.

Come see it during the Short Film block of this year’s festival! Weekend passes are available now!