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Biga Talks Alexander Payne and Signs Copies of New Book at Omaha Press Club

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment

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Biga Talks Alexander Payne and Signs Copies of New Book at Omaha Press Club

As a freelance journalist most readily identified with the alternative, even fringe publications I contribute to, it’s rare to get an establishment media platform of any kind.  That all changes this week when I gig as featured speaker for the Omaha Professional Development Series at the Omaha Press Club.

My topic, of course, will be the many years I’ve spent covering Alexander Payne.  He’s the subject of my new book: “Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film – A Reporter’s Perspective.”

I promise you’ll come away knowing far more about the Oscar-winner, his methodology, and his place both in world cinema and in the pantheon of Nebraska film greats than you did before.  You’ll also get behind-the-scenes observations and insights I’ve gleaned from visiting his sets and interviewing his collaborators, including what I glimpsed on the set of his new film, “Nebraska.”

Join me-


Thur. Jan. 17

5:30 to 7 pm

Omaha Press Club

1620 Dodge St., 22nd floor, old First National Bank Building


A no-host bar with hors d’oeuvres will open at 5:30 p.m.  My presentation begins at 6 p.m., followed by open discussion and a book signing at 6:30.  The cost is $10 for members and their guests, $15 for nonmembers and $5 for students.  RSVP to 402-345-8008.

Whether you’re a fan of my blog or a Facebook friend or a media colleague or you’re just interested in everything about Alexander Payne, I invite you to join me for an evening of socializing and cinema chat.  Hope to see you there.

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