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Presented with Legal Aid of Nebraska, a panel discussion on Omaha’s housing crisis, eviction, and tenant rights will follow the film.
In 99 HOMES, a charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes — gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks, and the U.S. government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Laura Dern) and young son, Nash becomes so desperate that he goes to work for the very man who kicked him out. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As he falls deeper into Carver’s web, Nash’s situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
Following the film will be a panel discussion on Omaha’s housing crisis, eviction, and tenant rights with Scott Mertz, housing attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska, Gary Fischer, General Counsel at Family Housing Advisory Services, and Amanda Brewer, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. Moderated by Jannette Taylor, Statewide Administrator of Children Services at Lutheran Family Services and Film Streams Community Development Committee Member.
Closed captioning available.