Skip to schedule and film credits
Academy Award winner Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants) joins us for a special onstage conversation to look back at his acclaimed career as a director and writer, and to present an advance screening of his most recent film, Nebraska.
This screening is eligible for our Rush policy. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening. If the event goes Off Sale, we will sell tickets to the Rush line 10 minutes before the start of the screening.
- Alexander Payne
- The grandson of Greek immigrants, Alexander
Payne grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he
was educated by Jesuits. He later studied History
and Spanish Literature at Stanford University
before earning an MFA in Film Directing at UCLA.
His first two feature films were the comedies
Citizen Ruth (96) and Election (99). About
Schmidt premiered in competition at the Cannes
Film Festival in 2002. Both Sideways (04) and
The Descendants (11) won Academy Awards for Best
Adapted Screenplay and were nominated for four
others, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Four of his six feature films were filmed in
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous old codger (Bruce Dern) wrangles his hapless son (Will Forte) into a cross-country road trip across the heartland of America to claim their fortune, in the new film by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants).