NEBRASKA: David Grant Character Featurette

Scolded by his long-suffering wife (June Squibb) and son David (Will Forte), cantankerous old Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is convinced he’s won a million dollars in a postal sweepstake and is determined to claim his prize, even if it means walking 850 miles to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect it.

Following THE DESCENDANTS, director Alexander Payne again examines how conflicting elements of the human spirit bind us together, as David decides to indulge his father and drive him to Lincoln. The ensuing road movie includes humorous encounters with avaricious relations and friends who buy into Woody’s delusion, and a nasty spat with an ex-business partner (Stacy Keach).

Consigned mainly to cameos since his glory days in THE DRIVER and THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS, Dern here delivers a masterfully poignant performance. Daringly shot in monochrome, NEBRASKA is also an elegy for a disappearing America.

Tickets are now on sale for special previews on Sunday 1 December. 

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