'Nebraska' Film Crew Postpones Christmas for a Few Hours

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A big Hollywood movie crew came to Lincoln and postponed Christmas -- technically.

More accurately, a production assistant working on the film "Nebraska," directed by native son Alexander Payne, contacted the Downtown Lincoln Association and asked whether it would be too much trouble for someone to take down a few holiday decorations. The crew wanted to film a driving scene along O Street.

The association said no problem, so a crew took down the decorations early Tuesday morning. They were to be left down until Lincoln's cameo footage had been completely shot.

"Nebraska" is about a father and son who travel from Montana to Lincoln so the father can claim a $1 million sweepstakes prize he's convinced he's won.

The crew has been filming in Plainview as well.


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