Midwest Theater to show Husker documentary
     2013-08-08      By The Gering Citizen   
SCOTTSBLUFF — The world premiere of the Husker fan documentary “Through These Gates” will be presented at the Historic Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The entrance to the University of Nebraska’s football stadium reads “Through These Gates Pass the Greatest Fans in College Football.” This film puts that statement to the test. It is an exploration of a state, of a town, of people’s relationships, of thousands of students, of the power of a strong leader and mentor and the love of countless athletes who came into contact with a football. It is a glimpse into the world of the Cornhuskers – the self-proclaimed greatest fans in college football – and by all assessments the claims they make on their stadium gates may be right.

This film follows several individuals associated with the University of Nebraska football community through different life lessons including the mother of a player who passed away and continues to be supported by the football community, the Defensive Coordinator who gave footballs to Husker fans all over the country, a former player struggling with drug addiction, a child with brain cancer who gets to suit up with the team, even an astronaut who is able to see a packed stadium from space on game day. The stories are remarkable, and beyond these, the personal accounts of countless fans are truly inspiring.

“Through These Gates” examines true sportsmanship, genuine community, and unconditional love. It’s not just a film about watching football. It’s a film about people needing one another.

The director and producer, Ryan Tweedy and Dave Max of Huskermax.com, will be in attendance to answer questions about the production after the film shows.

Advance tickets are now on sale for $10 for members and advance sales, and $12 the day of the show. The Midwest will be selling Mini Runzas and a cash bar will be available.

All proceeds go to the Historic Midwest Theater. Friends of the Midwest Theater are a 501-c-3 Nonprofit.

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