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New Alexander Payne book events for December and January

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

New Alexander Payne book events for December and January

My book “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film” is getting crazy good endorsements (see below).

Come out and support the project at any of the new talks and signings I am doing in December and January.  It would mean a lot to me to have you stop by.  And for all of you Facebook friends I haven’t met in person, consider this a special invitation to make that happen.  I look forward to signing copies of the book for each and every one of you.

The book makes a great gift for the film lover in your life.

UNO Criss Library

60th and Dodge campus

Thur. Dec. 13

6:30-8:30 pm


Greek Islands

3821 Center St.

Thur., Dec. 20

7-9 pm


Rose Blumkin Home

323 So. 132nd St.

Wed., Dec. 26

Noon- 1 pm


13th Street Coffee & Tea

519 So. 13th St.

Fri., Jan. 11

7-9 pm


Omaha Press Club

First National Bank Bldg., 1620 Dodge St., 22nd Flr

Thur., Jan. 17

5:30-7 pm


Here’s what others are saying:

“Alexander Payne richly deserves this astute book about his work by Leo Biga. I say this as a fan of both of theirs; and would be one even if I weren’t from Nebraska.” – Dick Cavett, TV legend

“Alexander is a master. Many say the art of filmmaking comes from experience and grows with age and wisdom but, in truth, he was a master on day one of his first feature. Leo Biga has beautifully captured Alexander’s incredible journey in film for us all to savor.” – Laura Dern, actress, star of “Citizen Ruth”

“Alexander Payne is one of American cinema’s leading lights. How fortunate we are that Leo Biga has chronicled his rise to success so thoroughly.” – Leonard Maltin, film critic and best selling author

“I’d be an Alexander Payne fan even if we didn’t share a Nebraska upbringing: he is a masterly, menschy, singular storyteller whose movies are both serious and unpretentious, delightfully funny and deeply moving.  And he’s fortunate indeed to have such a thoughtful and insightful chronicler as Leo Biga.” – Kurt Andersen, novelist (“True Believers”) and “Studio 360”  host

“Leo Biga brings us a fascinating, comprehensive, insightful portrait of the work and artistry of Alexander Payne. Mr. Biga’s collection of essays document the evolution and growth of this significant American filmmaker and he includes relevant historical context of the old Hollywood and the new. His keen reporter’s eye gives the reader an exciting journey into the art of telling stories on film.” – Ron Hull, Nebraska Educational Television legend, University of Nebraska emeritus professor of broadcasting, author of “Backstage”

“Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film” is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble and for Kindle and other e-Readers.
The Bookworm currently has it in stock.
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