Released: July 19, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. - The stars will shine again on the University Of Nebraska-Lincoln campus as the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and the University Program Council unspool the annual Jensen's Cinema 16 Collection Movies on the Green 2010 series. Co-sponsored by MRRMAC and UPC, the series is presented with the support of and donations from the Nebraska Arts Council, Jerry Jensen, Kimball Hall, US Bank, and the Friends of the Ross.
The theme for this year's series is 'comedies.' Opening on Thursday, July 29, and continuing on the next three consecutive Thursday evenings, this year's series begins with Frank Capra's Oscar winning screwball comedy It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Lawn chair and blanket toting patrons will also be able to enjoy movie classics including Laurel and Hardy's classic comic western Way Out West (Aug. 5); Texas Across the River, a rootin', tootin', no-holds barred comedy western starring Dean Martin and Joey Bishop (Aug. 12); and the satirical coming-of-age comedy that became an emotional touchstone for an entire generation, director Mike Nicholas' The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Ross (Aug. 19).
Each of the features will be accompanied by a hilarious short film starring such comedy greats as Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, and Buster Keaton.
All of the screenings are presented on the grass in front of Kimball Recital Hall located at 12th and R streets. Screenings are free and open to the public and begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). If a screening is cancelled due to inclement weather, the film will be shown the next day (Friday) at the same time.
Popcorn and soda are sold at the screenings. Film commentary written by Jensen¹s Cinema 16 Collection donor Jerry Jensen will be distributed free of charge. For more information, and to download a schedule with synopses, please visit www.theross.org.