Opening at The Ross on Friday, December 1, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI deftly balances black comedy against searing drama -- and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way. Though “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING, MISSOURI” pursues a number of narrative strains, it's really about lost characters doing whatever they can to scheme their way out of a rut. –Ben Croll, indieWIRE Not since “Fargo” (1996) has [Francis McDormand] found a character of such fiber. She doesn't pitch it to us, still less try to make it palatable; she seems to state Mildred, presenting her as a given fact, like someone unrolling a map. –Anthony Lane, New Yorker THREE BILLBOARDS plays like a country ballad that's full of improvised riffs on old themes: Its verses head off in different directions, some violent and swearing, others reflective or funny. –Dave Calhoun, Time Out THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, December 1 through Thursday, December 14. 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 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI R (for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.