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03/20/2017
Date: Mar 10 - Mar 23
Venue: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Location: 313 N. 13th Street
Time: Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.
Website: www.TheRoss.org
Phone: (402) 472-5353

Opening at The Ross on Friday, March 10, JULIETA finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar revisiting familiar themes -- and doing so with his signature skill. After the campy in-flight antics of ‘I’m So Excited’ and the creepy shivers of ‘The Skin I Live In’, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is back on familiar ground with ‘JULIETA’. A sombre, ravishing study of grief, guilt and burden, you could in all fairness sub-title the film ‘all about my daughter’ (a nod to Almodóvar’s arthouse hit ‘All About My Mother’). –Dave Calhoun, Time Out London The brooding suspense of JULIETA reflects the protagonist's sense of inchoate guilt: She always suspects that she's done something wrong, but she's never quite sure what. –Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Almodóvar-whose penchant for narrative complexity grows ever deeper-latches on to the idea of personal history as a puzzle that refuses to be solved. –Anthony Lane, New Yorker JULIETA is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 23. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated JULIETA R (for some sexuality/nudity). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter. JULIETA is about the mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It also about fate, about guilt complexes and about that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed.