NEW at Film Streams - a Collaborative Screening of


A truly French film experience from two of our community partners: Film Streams and the Joslyn Art Museum.

Mark your calendars now for the screening of Marie Antoinette on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7 pm, discussion to follow.  (This will be just 3 days after our own fabulous book launch on August 13!)

Collaborative Screening of


On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7 pm, Film Streams and Joslyn Art Museum will present a special screening of MARIE ANTOINETTE at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey Street, followed by a discussion. This screening of Sofia Coppola’s inventive take on Versailles opulence will coincide with Joslyn’s exhibition “Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris.”

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (LOST IN TRANSLATION, THE BEGUILED), MARIE ANTOINETTE is an electrifying yet intimate re-telling of the turbulent life of history's favorite villainess. Kirsten Dunst portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France's young and indifferent King Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman). Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate.

Joslyn’s Associate Curator of European Art, Dana E. Cowen, Ph.D., will kick off the evening with an introduction to the exhibition. Film Streams Director of Education, Diana Martinez, Ph.D., will offer film criticism of Coppola’s portrayal of excess in Marie Antoinette. Following the film, a short presentation about the historic Marie Antoinette will be facilitated by Juliette Parnell, Ph.D., Professor of French in the University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Foreign Languages and a scholar of French cinema and culture. She will highlight the “affair of the diamond necklace,” a scandal that rocked Versailles and France in 1785.

You’ll also be excited to hear film stream is opening Bertrand Tavernier’s MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA this Friday, July 21 for a one-week engagement. 

Tickets for this special screening at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater are $9 general; $7 for students, seniors, teachers, military, and those arriving by bicycle; and $4.50 for Film Streams Members. Advance tickets can be purchased at or through the Film Streams Box Office, in person or at 402-933-0259 x15. To request a Spanish or ASL interpreter, patrons may contact or call 402-933-0259 x21.

Special Screening of MARIE ANTOINETTE by director Sofia Coppola

Special Screening of MARIE ANTOINETTE by director Sofia Coppola

The AFO has partnered with Film Stream to bring you a discount on tickets purchased for these two films!

Print each flyer and show at the box office to receive $2 off the normal ticket price for any screening of this film or, if reserving your ticket online, use this promo code: AFO

Thank you for your support of Film Stream and the Ruth Sokolof Theater, Omaha’s only nonprofit cinema!