NORTH PLATTE — The local debut of a movie shot in North Platte is scheduled for Friday night.
The film is titled "Frances Ferguson" and is described as a dark comedy about a substitute teacher. The character named Frances Ferguson is unhappy with her life. The movie covers her short relationship with a student and the small town's reaction to the scandal.
The film was directed and co-written by Lincoln native Bob Byington, who cast North Platte residents in some roles. The shoot took about three weeks in September 2017.
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The first North Platte showing is set for 7 p.m. in the city's Fox Theatre and the second at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Movies set in Nebraska
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll star in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa." Though the movie wasn't filmed here, Knoxville's character, Irving Zisman, is from Lincoln, and part of the movie is set in the Capital City.
Tracy Flick runs for student body president of an Omaha high school in "Election." Reese Witherspoon plays Flick in the film directed by Alexander Payne.
Jack Nicholson plays Warren Schmidt in director Alexander Payne's film "About Schmidt." The character lives in Omaha.
Boys Don't Cry
"Boys Don't Cry" is based on the life and death of Brandon Teena, part of which took place in Nebraska. Pictured: Chloe Sevigny (left) and Hilary Swank
Children of the Corn
"Children of the Corn" follows cult of creepy, murderous kids in the fictional Nebraska town of Gatlin.
Sean William Scott plays an author who returns to his hometown in Nebraska to receive an award in "Mr. Woodcock." When he gets there, he learns his former teacher, Mr. Woodcock, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is dating his mother, played by Susan Sarandon.
Is there any more Nebraska-esque film than "Nebraska"? The film, directed by Alexander Payne, stars Bruce Dern (pictured) and Will Forte. As the name implies, Nebraska serves as the backdrop for the film.
"Peacock," follows the aftermath of a train accident in rural Peacock, Nebraska. The 2010 film stars Ellen Page (pictured), Cillian Murphy and Susan Sarandon.
The Indian Runner
Vigo Mortensen (left) stars in "The Indian Runner," a movie set in 1960s Nebraska. Sean Penn (left) wrote the script.
Heaven is for Real
"Heaven is for Real," based on a book of the same name," is the story of a Nebraska boy who has a near-death experience. Pictured: Connor Corum (left) and Greg Kinnear
Spencer Tracy (left) plays Father Flanagan and Mickey Rooney plays Whitey Marsh in "Boys Town," which is set in Omaha.
Technically "The Stand" was a TV miniseries, but it's become a classic for Stephen King fans. The large cast included Gary Sinise (pictured), Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Bee and Miguel Ferrer.
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach
Brando Eaton (left) and Seann William Scott star in "Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach," which was set in Lincoln. Lincoln natives Andy Stock and Rick Stempson wrote the screenplay for the film.
Slap Shot 2
"Slap Shot" is a classic film starring Paul Newman. This is not that movie. "Slap Shot 2" follows the same hockey team, which has been moved to Nebraska, but this time the film stars Stephen Baldwin and Gary Busey.
Night of the Twisters
"Night of the Twisters" is set in the fictional town of
Blainsworth, Nebraska, and is loosely based on the 1980 Grand Island tornadoes. The 1996 made-for-TV movie stars Devon Sawa and John Schneider.
"The Gallows" is a horror movie co-directed, co-written and co-produced by Chris Lofing of Beatrice.