Flyover Country: Locally Made Independent Film

Feb 13 2014 - 7:00pm
About this event
FLYOVER COUNTRY LINCOLN PREMIERE WILL BE ON THURSDAY, FEB. 13TH, 2014 AT THE MARY RIEPMA ROSS MEDIA CENTER Objectif 49 Films and Director Jim Fields are thrilled to announce that their latest independent film, Flyover Country, will have its Lincoln Premiere at The Mary Riepma Ross Media Center on Thursday, February 13th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The Lincoln screening marks the first stop in the “Flyover Nebraska” tour for the film throughout the month of February, which features screenings in other Nebraska cities including Wayne, Kearney, and Grand Island. Featuring a vibrant cast, Flyover Country is a comedy-drama about life in the Midwest and the first LGBT-themed film to be made in Omaha. Todd and Russ, two college students, meet in a modern literature class and quickly become friends. But that relationship is tested once Russ finds out that Todd is gay. Soon, all of Russ’s family and friends begin to believe that Russ is also gay, though he swears he is straight. Things don’t go well for Todd either once his religious conservative sister and family find out the truth about his sexual orientation. Surrounded by their polarized family and friends, Russ and Todd’s paths continue to cross as they both search for a better life in flyover country. Produced by Neva Cozine, Jim Fields, and Shaun Vetick, Flyover Country is directed by award- winning filmmaker, Jim Fields, and written by Jim Fields and Shaun Vetick. Featured in the cast are Mike Mecek, Myles Dabbs, Garrett Palensky, Joanna Kingsbury, the late Keith Homan, and OEA nominated stage actress Moira Mangiameli. Since the film’s world premiere last November, film critic David Hall of Gay Celluloid says that Flyover Country is “a treasure trove of touching moments” that “brilliantly succeeds in depicting one man’s struggle to come to terms with the sexual calling of his heart.” In addition, Boston film critic Amos Lassen’s review of the film says that Flyover Country “sets a new standard about gay life away from metropolitan areas.” And finally, Film Threat says Flyover Country “does a solid job of tracking two lives and giving us a glimpse of the complexities inherent in living an openly gay lifestyle in the Midwest.” In addition, Flyover Country is the first Nebraska independent movie to have a commercially self-released CD. Featuring 8 instrumental tracks by the film’s composer, veteran Omaha musician Dereck Higgins, The Flyover Country Soundtrack also includes 16 tracks by 16 different Nebraska bands and singer songwriters. For additional information about Flyover Country, the “Flyover Nebraska” tour, and the CD Soundtrack, please visit the movie’s official website at: and the facebook fan page at: For interviews or inquiries, please contact director Jim Fields at or call (402) 637-6696.
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Mary Riepma Ross Media Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Phone: 4026376696