Hollywood In The Heartland

The movie filmed in Plattsmouth, Omaha and other areas last spring is nearing release. The Plattsmouth community gets advance viewings of the film April Showers on February 23rd and the Omaha Film Festival has a viewing (dubbed Shimmer 2) on February 21st, said Plattsmouth Superintendent of Schools Dr. Richard Hasty.

The Cassgram reports many local residents, including Plattsmouth High School students, served as extras and the high school was the school setting.

The film is based on events, mainly the events afterward, of the mass shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20th, 1999. April Showers’ writer/director Andrew Robinson was a student at the school at the time.

The students at Plattsmouth High School wishing to see the movie will get the opportunity during school hours on the 23rd, said Hasty. The film has a PG-13 rating. Hasty said parental/guardian permission must be given for the students to watch the movie. There will be some pre-teaching before the showings and the opportunity for discussion with teachers and counselors afterward.

That evening at 7:30pm, there will be a showing open to the general public. Funds raised through the $10 tickets will go to the Plattsmouth High Fitness Center. Tickets go on sale February 16th at the high school. The PHS auditorium holds about 590 people.

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