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Library film takes a road trip to Nebraska this Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m.

Posted on: August 17, 2015

 Road trips are a favorite of filmmaker Alexander Payne. Sideways about two guys driving through California wine country was a winner, and so is Nebraska, the film we are showing at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6 p.m.   Running time is 115 minutes and it is rated R for bad language

Bruce Dern stars as Woody Grant, an aging father with a drinking problem intent on traveling from his home in Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska, even if he has to walk. Unfortunately he can barely walk. Why Lincoln?   He received a notice that he has won a million dollars from a company there.   No one, not his screaming wife, not his quiet son can persuade him that it is a scam. What’s a son to do but drive him to collect his winnings, such as they may be.

Along the way they stop in the small town where Woody grew up and where he would like to show family and friends he’s a winner, not a loser.

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