Ruth Sokolof Theatre had its grand opening on July 27, 2007 and Film Streams is currently celebrating its 5th Anniversary.
Executive Director Rachel Jacobson says Film Streams has come a long way in five years, further than she expected. She says the overwhelming community support has allowed Film Streams to present all sorts of programs. Jacobson says the theatre shows about 150 films per year, and has offered many screenings in collaboration with community partners.
For Jacobson, these are conversations she never envisioned taking place. She says Film Streams is also proud to be among the few cinema organizations throughout the country to get grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
"We’re going to continue to do silent films with live musicians. That was a series that we did last year and that’s going to continue to be a regular part of our programs. We also get a grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences which is kind of exciting and it’s for visiting artists and guests. So we are going to bring in some pretty cool filmmakers later this year too.”
In September, Film Streams presents its biannual Cinemateca series. Jacobson says this partnership with UNO’s Latin American Studies Department focuses on Spanish language films.
For more information, the website is filmstreams.org.