Opening at The Ross on Friday, July 6, BEAST plays like bleak poetry, unfurling its psychological thrills while guided by its captivating leads and mesmerizing, visceral visuals. Upgrading a sleeping-with-the-enemy premise familiar from countless B-thrillers with a faintly mythic aura and cool psychosexual shading, “BEAST” also sustains a fresh, frank feminine perspective through Jessie Buckley's remarkable lead performance. –Guy Lodge, Variety Aided and abetted by Benjamin Kracun's alluringly sensual cinematography, Mr. Pearce has created a feverish fairy tale riven with dark horrors and forbidden desires. –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times Pearce, in his feature directing debut, proves himself a solid craftsman, with a gift for giving even derivative story elements a nerve-jangling tweak. –Justin Change, Los Angeles Times BEAST is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, July 6 through Thursday, July 12. 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 BEAST R (for disturbing violent content, language and some sexuality). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.