Ross series concludes with 'Up the Down Staircase'

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Ross series concludes with ‘Up the Down Staircase’

Nebraskan Sandy Dennis stars in "Up The Down Staircase," a 1967 film that concludes the "Nebraskans in the Cinema" film series.

A “Nebraskans in the Cinema” film series organized by UNL’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center concludes with a 7 p.m. July 30 screening of “Up the Down Staircase.”

Films in the series are shown on the Cube, an outdoor screen located at the Railyard on Canopy Street in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket. Admission is free. A classic Looney Tunes cartoon will be shown before each film in the series.

The Railyard space includes picnic tables for seating. Individuals can bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on. No outside food or drink (other than water) is permitted.

“Up the Down Staircase” stars Sandy Dennis, who was born in Hastings and raised in Kenesaw and Lincoln. The film is based on Bel Kaufman’s novel of the same name and showcases the troubles of a beginning teacher in a tough city high school.

Cartoons shown prior to “Up the Down Staircase” will include “What’s Opera Doc,” and “Fast and Furryous.”

The series is sponsored by Union Bank and Trust Company.

Up The Down Staircase (1967) Trailer

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