Final Portrait

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Date: May 4 - May 17
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.
Phone: (402) 472-5353

Opening at The Ross on Friday, May 4, FINAL PORTRAIT finds writer-director Stanley Tucci patiently telling a quietly absorbing story, brought to life by a talented ensemble led by Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer. In “FINAL PORTRAIT,” Stanley Tucci, directing his first film in 10 years, takes the biopic to an even more exquisitely homespun level of miniature close-up. –Owen Gleiberman, Variety Stanley Tucci's look at the legendary artist Alberto Giacometti (a live-wire Geoffrey Rush) is a mesmerizing meditation on the mystery of genius and anything but paint by numbers. –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone An involving examination of the creative process itself, of how difficult it can be to move forward with artistic enterprises no matter how gifted you are or how much regard the world holds you in. –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times FINAL PORTRAIT is showing at The Ross on Friday, May 4 through Thursday, May 17. Show times are available at, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated FINAL PORTRAIT R (for language, some sexual references and nudity). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. FINAL PORTRAIT is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord's eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees -ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?”