“Official Competition,” a comedy about moviemaking, opens July 1 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing to show is “Phantom of the Open.”
In “Official Competition,” a billionaire businessman commissions a trio of egomaniacs — Lola Cuevas (played by Penélope Cruz), Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and Oscar Martínez (Iván Torres) — to create a unique, groundbreaking film. The best-of-the-best team are legends, but not the best of friends.
Through a serious of tests by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront each other and their own unique legacies.
“Official Competition,” which shows through July 14, is not rated.
Also showing is “Phantom of the Open,” a heartwarming true story about a humble crane operator.
The film follows the story of Maurice Filtcroft (played by Mark Rylance) as he manages to gain entrance to the British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976 — all despite never playing a round before.
His journey — which includes shooting the worst round in the tournament’s history — leads him to becoming a folk hero and inspiration to those pursuing dreams.
“The Phantom of the Open,” which is rated PG-13, shows through July 7.