Events

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: "Brazil" (1985)

Sunday, February 17, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Home Economics Building, Room 11, UNL East Campus, 1650 N. 35th St.

$5 includes popcorn and a beverage. Registration is required. Open to OLLI members and a guest.

Brazil-the filmThe film centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams. He is working in a mind-numbing job and living in a small apartment in a consumer-driven dystopian world. There is an over reliance on poorly maintained, and rather whimsical, machines. This satire of bureaucratic and totalitarian government is reminiscent of George Orwell's novel “1984.”

Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins
Run time: 2 hr. 12 min.
Rating: R

 

OLLI/Winter Lecture Series

Sunday, February 17, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future

Thomas Berg, professor/lecturer of History at UNL, will discuss how the international agreements and disagreements that followed WWII led to the Korean War and the political and economic fallout from that Korean War.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Movies that Matter: “Hope and Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media” (2018)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St.

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Hope and Fury

From Executive Producer and NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack comes a new documentary film that examines how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and leaders of the civil rights movement used the power of print and visual media, especially television, to awaken America to the shame and injustice of racial inequality. This a gripping account of American history told like never before by an all-star lineup of civil rights leaders, pioneering African-American reporters who chronicled the movement, journalists from across generations, as well as present-day activists who have adopted the tactics of their forbearers to shine a light on inequality in the modern era. It offers a fresh look at the historic civil rights movement and combines first-hand personal recollections with rare, archival footage and photographs.

Free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

OLLI/Winter Lecture Series

Sunday, February 24, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future

Christopher Robert Hill, former American ambassador to Korea, is currently the chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement and professor of the practice in diplomacy at the University of Denver. In the 1990’s Ambassador Hill, negotiated denuclearization agreements with North Korea that are extraordinarily like those currently proposed; they failed. Ambassador Hill provides an unmatched insider’s perspective.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

OLLI/Winter Lecture Series

Sunday, March 3, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future

Nan Kim, associate professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will emphasize how memories of the Korean War influenced the cultures of the two Korean states and affected families divided by the War and its aftermath.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

OLLI/Winter Lecture Series

Sunday, March 10, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future

Steven Wills, professor of History at Nebraska Wesleyan University, will consider Japanese- Korean relationships.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged”

Sunday, March 17, 2019
7 p.m.

The Mill Coffee and Bistro, UNL Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Dr.

$15 Registration is required. Registration is required. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be non-refundable. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Monty Python and the Marx Brothers meet William Shakespeare as three madcap actors in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, was London's longest-running comedy. The Flatwater Shakespeare Company invites us to share in this fantastic frolic.

Register for one performance only.

Event Days:
19364EV-Sun, Mar 17
19365EV-Thu, Mar 21

Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 11

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: "Gattaca" (1971)

Sunday, March 17, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Home Economics Building, Room 11, UNL East Campus, 1650 N. 35th St.

$5 includes popcorn and a beverage. Registration is required. Open to OLLI members and a guest.

Gattaca-FilmNamed by NASA in 2011 as the most scientifically plausible science fiction movie, the plot focuses on Vincent Freeman who has always fantasized about traveling into outer space. In a society where babies are genetically engineered to be superior—“valid” or allowed to develop traditionally “in-valid”—Vincent is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome, a laboratory-engineered "valid." Vincent assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene. An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer complicates Vincent's plans.

Director: Andrew Niccol
Stars:Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal, Ernest Borgnine
Run time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Rating: PG-13

 

OLLI/Winter Lecture Series

Sunday, March 17, 2019
7-9 p.m.

Unitarian Church, 6300 A St.

FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

The Korean Peninsula: Past, Present and Future

Bruce Cumings, professor of History at the University of Chicago, is the dean of Korea scholars. He will emphasize how economic and military alliances affect current and future relationships with the Koreas and their Asian neighbors.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.