” (Joutras’) depiction of a people and place without adornment or agenda is a cinematic rarity.”
– Leo Adam Biga, author of “Alexander Payne, His Journey in Film”
” The audience, which was spellbound, sat for a long time after the film was over, then ROARED and CLAPPED!
It was amazing. “
UPCOMING SCREENINGS – Join the over 11,500 people who have already seen OCEAN OF GRASS!
The Lynn Theatre – Lynch, Nebraska
Due to flooding in the area, the shows scheduled for March 15th-17th have been postponed. The shows will be rescheduled at a later time.
Hastings Museum Lied SuperScreen Theatre – Hastings, Nebraska
Thursday, March 21 at 1:00pm
Thursday, March 21 at 6:15pm
Friday, March 22 at 7:15pm
Saturday, March 23 at 3pm Filmmaker Q&A after show
Sunday, March 24 at 5:15pm
Rivoli Theater – Seward, Nebraska
Friday, March 22 at 5:45pm
Saturday, March 23 at 5:45pm
Sunday, March 24 at 3:10pm & 5:45pm
Monday, March 25 at 5:45pm
Tuesday, March 26 at 5:45pm
Wednesday, March 27 at 5:45pm
Thursday, March 28 at 5:45pm Filmmaker Q&A after show
The Plains Theater – Eads, Colorado
Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 pm
Monday, March 25 at 2:00 pm (Student day)
Monday, March 25 at 6:00 pm
Shows Sponsored by the Kiowa County Farm Bureau.
Peerless Theater – Holyoke, Colorado
Tuesday, March 26 at 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00pm
Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm
Granada Theatre – Oxford, Nebraska
Sunday, March 31st at 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:30pm
The Colfax Theater – Schuyler, Nebraska
Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 13th at 7:00pm Filmmaker Q&A after show
Sunday, April 14th at 2:00pm
Niobrara County Library – Lusk, Wyoming
Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Fox Theatre – North Platte, Nebraska
Saturday, May 18 at 7:00pm
More to Come…
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Cast & Crew Bios
Georg devoted almost 4 years to bringing his vision for the Ocean of Grass movie to completion. Always one to get his hands dirty (“that’s where the fun is”), Georg acted as the Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound Recorder, Film Editor, and Colorist for the film, learning new skills as needed. While filming, he was involved in the daily operations of the ranch. Georg’s ability to anticipate and capture the defining moments of the ranch story brings a new level of immersion to the experience of watching the film.
This is his first feature length film.
He resides in Lincoln, Nebraska but continues to visit the ranch to reconnect with the essence of life and nature.
Matt was a member of the University of Nebraska Football team that won national championships in the 1990’s, and is the head coach for the Anselmo-Merna football team in his spare time. He is the son of Butch McGinn, and is married with 3 children
Among his credits are the scores for three documentaries for the PBS American Experience series (a production of WGBH-TV, Boston): In the White Man’s Image, Around the World in 72 Days, and Monkey Trial (which won a 2002 Peabody Award). He also scored the documentaries Willa Cather: The Road is All for WNET-TV (New York), Ashes from the Dust for the PBS series NOVA, and the PBS specials Standing Bear’s Footprint, Most Honorable Son and In Search of the Oregon Trail.
Tom has written extensively for the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the University of Illinois Asian Studies Department. His music has also been used on the CBS-TV series The District. His commercial credits include music written for Phoenix-based Music Oasis, LA-based Music Animals, Chicago-based Pfeifer Music Partners and General Learning Communications, and advertising agencies in Lincoln and Omaha.
As a recording engineer, Tom has worked on numerous projects as tracking, mixing, and/or mastering engineer for artists such as Paul Barnes, Jackie Allen, Hans Sturm, François Rabbath, Diane Barger, Paul Haar, The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, The Concordia String Trio, Brad Colerick, and others.
Tom is also the author of three college textbooks, The History and Tradition of Jazz (5th ed.), Modern Sounds: The Artistry of Contemporary Jazz (2nd ed.), and The History of Rock and Roll (5th ed.), all of which are published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing (Dubuque, IA). His CD of original jazz compositions, Flashback, was released in 2003. He has studied jazz piano with Dean Earle, Fred Hersch, Bruce Barth and Kenny Werner, jazz arranging with Herb Pomeroy and music composition with Robert Beadell and Randall Snyder. In addition to performing with jazz ensembles throughout the Midwest and East Coast, he has performed with Paul Shaffer, Victor Lewis, Dave Stryker, Chris Potter, Jackie Allen, Bobby Shew, Claude Williams, Bo Diddley, the Omaha Symphony, the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.
A Lincoln native, Tom received a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also an avid runner, and completed the Boston Marathon in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Where is the McGinn Ranch located?
The ranch is located in NE Custer County, Nebraska, comprises many thousands of acres, and includes 4 homesteads.
Books by Georg Joutras