His sixth feature film, “Nebraska,” began special screenings in his hometown Friday, but Omaha director Alexander Payne hasn't arrived here quite yet.
He's busy promoting the movie. But he will sit for an Omaha Press Club roasting Friday, led by “Nebraska” cast member Will Forte, as Payne becomes the latest Face on the Barroom Floor. Then on the evening of Nov. 24, Payne, Dern and Forte will all appear at the Holland Center for Feature V, Film Streams' biggest fundraising event each year. Payne is on Film Streams' board.