In this neck of the woods, folks love Husker football. They also generously support local causes. Next week, area citizens will have the opportunity to demonstrate their support for both.
The Tiffany Theater in Broken Bow will host a special fundraising evening for the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign Sunday, Sept. 8. The theater will be showing the HuskerMax documentary film, Through These Gates, beginning at 4 p.m.
During the 2013 football season, Ryan Tweedy and David Max will be touring the state of Nebraska and other locations to provide screenings of Ryanâ€™s Nebraska Cornhuskers documentary film.
Tweedy is a film editor in Los Angeles and has been filming and editing for this documentary all over the United States for a year and a half. He says he was born a Husker, and will die a Husker.
Max is the co-founder of HuskerMax.com, and the author of the book â€ś50 Years of Husker Memories.â€ť
Tweedy and Max plan to personally attend each screening and be available for a question and answer session about the film and the book and will autograph copies of the DVD and the book.
A portion of the proceeds from the showing of the film will be donated to the Little Feet, Big Dreams Campaign.
Through These Gates follows several individuals associated with the University of Nebraska football community throughout their different life lessons. The roster includes Jan Berringer, the mother of beloved star quarterback Brooke Berringer who passed away two days before the 1996 NFL Draft; Charlie McBride, one of the best defensive coordinators in Cornhusker history who secretly gave away game winning footballs to Husker fans throughout the country; Jason Peter, a former defensive end Husker player who battled drug addiction during his post NFL career; Jack Hoffman, a 7-year-old pediatric cancer patient who gets to live his dream and suit up with the Cornhusker team; and Clayton Anderson, the first and only NASA Astronaut that hails from Nebraska.
These stories are truly remarkable. The loyalty and sincerity that fans produce on screen show the true meaning of pride. Through These Gates examines true sportsmanship from a genuine community. â€śItâ€™s not just a film about watching football. Itâ€™s a film about people needing each other.â€ť
Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, and can be purchased at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska State Bank and Broken Bow Schools superintendentâ€™s office.