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A personal development series will be presented by The Sheridan College Foundation beginning the week of Feb. 10.
The series will be led by Chuck Dymer. He has taught the principles of Dr. Edward de Bono regarding theory, organizing thought and fluid and flexible thinking.
To know more, contact Linda Lawrence, 674-6446, ext. 4304; or visit the website: www.sheridancollegeinsightlectures.com.
Bruce Dern plays a boozy old coot (Woody Grant) dodging dementia, believing he’s won $1 million in a magazine promotion. His son (Will Forte) searches for any dose of fatherly kindness or insight on a road trip to collect the winnings, revealing that both men have missed a lot of life’s off ramps. En route, they detour and end up in Woody’s small hometown, home of a couple of grotesque nephews and a brute of a “best friend,” played by Stacy Keach, and a number citizens who remember him with kindness and in one instance, a first love. It’s a hometown that has few good memories for Woody. The film is nominated for Best Picture and June Squibb, who plays Woody’s shrewish scold of a wife, Kate, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The script is effortless, the cinematography a marvel of black-and-white tranquility, country roads and cloudscapes. Part comedy, part drama, “Nebraska” is showing these days at the Centennial Theatre in downtown Sheridan.
While reading reviews about the film, there was a story about a screening of “Nebraska.” A fan confronted Bruce Dern, nominated for Best Actor in his role. He told the veteran character actor that he was still upset with him for “shooting John Wayne” in the 1972 film, “The Cowboys.”
“Get over it, buddy,” Dern replied. “He died of cancer and it was a movie.”
Week One of the spring Sheridan Film Festival begins tomorrow with the “Dallas Buyers Club.” It’s nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture. Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 at the Centennial Theatre.
Time was, there was coffee/office talk about how many gold medals athletes from the U.S. were going to win in the Olympics. Now, it seems the news is mostly about getting these people home safely without getting the U.S. Navy involved, or Russia’s homophobic leadership.
Best comment so far: the Sochi mayor, Anatoly Pakhomov on the Russia’s anti-gay law: “There are no gay people in Russia.”
A thief goes into a bank. “Hands up!,” he demands, while asking for the money.
On the way out, he asks a customer — who was standing in line during the robbery — did you see me?
“Yes,” the customer replies. The robber shoots him.
He asks a second customer: did you see me? “Yes,” and the robber shoots him, too.
He asks a third customer, a lady waiting in line for a teller: “Did you see me?”
“No,” she replied, “but my husband did.”