My Father's House


Vine Street at the Movies will feature Alexander Payne’s 2013 film Nebraska at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the Bride’s Room. The critically-praise film is rated R for some language.

In Nebraska we find a grizzled, not-quite-a-good-husband, not-quite-a-good-father determined to travel to the Corn Husker State to collect the prize from a sweepstakes he is convinced he has won. It's a beautifully filmed road trip movie, its quest less important than the serio-comical characters and family dynamics that are part of the scenery. With six Oscar nominations and a Best Actor nod for Bruce Dern at Cannes, this is a movie that will stay with you. Director Payne is well-known known for his previous works such as Election, Sideways and The Descendants.

Moira Macdonald, of The Seattle Times, says, [Nebraska] has moments of uncanny grace, made all the more beautiful by their dryness: a family, briefly, pulling together; a son suddenly understanding his father's dream; a tiny moment, at the end, of unexpected triumph.”

This free event is hosted by Jim Carls. Vine Street at the Movies happens on the first Wednesday of the month.