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The free film at the FF Library is a good one: Joss Whedon's (The Avengers): Much Ado About Nothing a modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy. "The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end." Doors open at 7:00pm; free film begins at 7:30pm. As always, your donations for organic popcorn and bottled water help the library to renew its movie licenses. "After bringing Hollywood and Midwest talent together on their latest feature film, The Formula, three University of Iowa graduates are holding a premiere at the Orpheum Theatre." This will be one time showing only, Sunday at 3:00. Check out the Fairfield Weekly Reader for in depth information (and more cultural district entertainment).

Also at the OrpheumPrince Avalanche, directed by David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche posterstarring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. "A gently existentialist buddy movie set against a backdrop of rugged woodland beauty. One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year." Good 'Ol' Freda, a documentary about the Beatles secretary is held over. It's "a delightful peek behind the curtain of one of the biggest bands in history."  Find the complete listing of Orpheum Theatre film & TV events in the FF Weekly Reader and by calling 641-209-5008.

Among the new releases is Nebraska, from Director Alexander Payne (Sideways; The Descendants). We're excited about this one. "The movie is a triumph of an especially satisfying kind. Bruce Dern's Woody Grant could have stepped straight out of Grant Wood's American Gothic. A haunting middle America masterpiece." You'll hear plenty more about Nebraska at the award's shows. 

We've talked about the high level male leading roles this year. Chris Busch saw Dallas Buyers Club and will weigh in on Matthew McConaughey's Oscar buzz performance. Chris emailed: "Really good on every level – writing, direction, production and especially the performances by Matthew and Jared Leto."

Hear about that and more on the Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM CST and again at a new time on Sunday mornings: 11:30. "Come on have a beer with your old man... be somebody." - Woody Grant, Nebraska