Category: Film

MiddleTown

Middletown is a poetic and humorous play that explores the deceptively compact universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. 

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Treat yourself this Halloween to experience the thrills and chills of Abendmusik’s symphony of horror: the 1922 silent “Dracula” film, Nosferatu. This eerie, creepy movie classic will be shown in the dimly-lit sanctuary of First-Plymouth and brought to life by the thrilling sounds   of the 6000-pipe Lied Organ. Abendmusik’s own Tom Trenney, a nationally-renowned organ improviser, provides a mysterious soundtrack. Wear a costume to receive free popcorn and to win your chance for an unforgettable tour of First-Plymouth’s ‘haunted’ singing bell tower following the concert.

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Building the Modern: Film Screening

View the film "I. M. Pei—First Person Singular" in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.


In this intimate portrait, I. M. Pei leads viewers through the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Miho Museum, and other examples of his extraordinary designs. He discusses his early life in China, his years at MIT and Harvard, and his work with demanding clients including Jacqueline Kennedy, Paul Mellon, and Francois Mitterrand. Narrating the film himself, the modernist master reveals his architectural philosophy and principles in an unprecedented way.

"Building the Modern" is a collaboration between the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Lincoln AIA. This exciting series of programs explores the impact of museums and modernism on our lives. Tuesday nights in July, we'll screen award-winning movies on important museum architects. The series culminates in a walking tour of downtown Lincoln in which we'll examine those architects' works up close and assess modernism's continuing power to shape our built environment.

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Building the Modern: Film Screening

View the film "Sketches of Frank Gehry" in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.

Directed by his friend Sydney Pollack, "Sketches of Frank Gehry" investigates the working practice of a man who is perhaps the most famous architect of our time, the designer of stunning museums including the Guggenheim Bilbao. Beginning with Gehry’s own original sketches for each major project, the film explores his process of turning these evanescent, abstract drawings into tangible, three-dimensional form: finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone.

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Building the Modern: Film Screening

View the film "Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect" in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.

"Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect" is a fascinating look into the mind of one of the most creative and significant architects of the twentieth century. The film depicts Johnson at work on his property in New Canaan, Connecticut, which includes the seminal Glass House (1949) and served as a laboratory for his architecture. This film coincides with the exhibition "'Look for Beauty': Philip Johnson and Art Museum Design," which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art.

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In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.


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