2017-08-26T00:00:00-0700
7:00 p.m.
The Mary Riepma Ross Award Presented To Laurie Richards
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

The Mary Riepma Ross Award Presented To Laurie Richards

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$75 General Admission
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Please join The Friends of The Ross as we present Laurie Richards with The Mary Riepma Ross Award in recognition of her invaluable contributions to The Ross and to cinema in Nebraska. The celebration will include generous hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, and jazz stylings by singer Jackie Allen.

Event Times

8.26 Sat 7:00 p.m.

Please join The Friends of The Ross as we present Laurie Richards with The Mary Riepma Ross Award in recognition of her invaluable contributions to The Ross and to cinema in Nebraska. The celebration will include generous hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, and jazz stylings by singer Jackie Allen.

Throughout her career with the Nebraska Film Office, Laurie has been a fierce friend and supporter of The Ross and has worked tirelessly to attract filmmakers to the state by providing information, assistance, and resources.

Named in honor of our program’s principal benefactor, the Mary Riepma Ross Award pays tribute to established film or video artists and advocates, whose roots or artistic concerns are grounded in the Great Plains region and culture, and whose life and work has contributed significantly to the art of cinema and the culture of our nation.

Previous winners include Mary Riepma Ross, Sandy Dennis, Joan Micklin Silver, Peter Fonda, James Coburn, Alexander Payne, John Beasley, Norman Geske, Michael Hill, June Levine, Lew Hunter, Frank Blythe, Judy & Hal Hoppe, Lucy Comine Buntain, and Danny Ladely.
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$75 PER PERSON
Tickets available online or in person at the Ross Box Office.
RSVP Deadline: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23


Tickets will not be mailed. Please check in at the Visitor's Center the night of the event.

All after-expense ticket proceeds and underwriting will support the Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase, which allows The Ross to bring visiting filmakers to Lincoln.

7:00 p.m. 
Cocktails (cash bar) and French-themed hors d’oeuvres in the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Cocktail attire suggested, beret optional. 

8:00 p.m. 
Presentation of the Mary Riepma Ross Award to Laurie Richards and musical entertainment by Jackie Allen and her band. 

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A NIGHT AT THE ROSS RAFFLE

Purchase raffle tickets to win a private screening for you and 100 friends! Raffle tickets can be purchased the night of the event, in person at the Ross, or ONLINE

Raffle tickets will not be mailed. The raffle tickets that are drawn will include your name and phone number, so you do not need to be present to win. The winner can choose an evening screening Sunday-Thursday in the 105-seat Ross theatre. The winning ticket will be chosen at the MARY RIEPMA ROSS AWARD ceremony on August 26, 2017. 

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EVENT SPONSORS

Lincoln Kids Newspaper & The Martin Family

Donald Alvord & Janice Walker

Dan Worth & Beverly Jean Richards

Sara Knight

Judy & Hal Hoppe

BVH Architecture

Tom & Katie Graf

Lucy Buntain Comine