Opening at The Ross on Friday, January 25, STAN & OLLIE pays tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers with an affectionate look behind the scenes, and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond. “STAN & OLLIE,“ the story of the bittersweet final bow of legendary duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, should move and delight fans of the beloved performers while enjoyably exposing the less initiated to these comedy giants. –Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times The film depends... on its stars. Both, you can tell, have studied their respective masters with scrupulous care, and the results of their pupillage are plain to see. –Anthony Lane, New Yorker Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly deliver dynamite performances that capture the expressions and physicality of the star comedians without ever descending into caricature. –Jason Zinoman, The New York Times STAN & OLLIE is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, January 25 through Thursday, February 7. 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 STAN & OLLIE PG (for some language, and for smoking). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re- connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.