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Ocean of Grass

The American cattle ranch, an icon of the United States, projects an enticing historical version of hard working people living close to nature on the plains of the west. The McGinn Ranch, first settled in the 1880’s, is such a place. Moving into its 5th generation, the ranch encompasses all that makes America great: an appreciation of heroic effort, the love of family, friends and country, and doing whatever it takes to survive. It is a landscape of individuals with unique personalities.

Ocean of Grass is an organic journey about life rolled up into the ranch experience. The conflicts and issues in the film are real but not overblown. In the end, the film is an honest and personal look at being who you are and treating all creatures and the land with respect.

Early preview audiences have called the film ‘masterful’, ‘zen-like and meditative’, ‘a genre of its own’, and ‘spectacularly filmed’, and a ‘real, true look at ranching’.

It is also an experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch. The cinematography submits to the lyrical and timeless feeling of the American Great Plains, and presents the intriguing personalities of those who choose to live this sparse, rugged lifestyle. The film narrative is provided by the ranchers who have called this area home for generations.

Documentary | Rated(NR) | Runtime: 1h 26min | Tickets: $8 + tax
**We are the only theatre in Nebraska showing this film in 4K**

Showtimes:
Friday, Nov. 23: 2pm

Saturday, Nov. 24: 2pm
– Followed by a talk with Writer & Director Georg Joutras

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