Legend of the Demon Cat

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Date: Mar 15 - Mar 21
Venue: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Location: 313 N. 13th Street
Ticket Price: See website for ticket information
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 on Friday, March 15 at The Ross, LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT, a $170 million supernatural historical fantasy from Chinese auteur Chen Kaige, is a visual feast. "...Chen Kaige never lets go of the fantasy and dark elements of Baku Yumemakura's bestselling novel The Legend of the Demon Cat. The result is an entertaining and heartfelt fantasy mystery that feels part Sherlock Holmes, and part The Woman in Black.” -- Rafael Motamayor, BloodyDisgusting This stunning blockbuster shows that a superior original source, vaunting artistic ambition and a $170 million budget can turn a potboiler supernatural whodunit into something of ravishing beauty. –Maggie Lee, Variety If you can find this film in a theatre you’re in for an experience, to say the least. I recommend this be seen on the largest screen possible. Not only is this one that looks tremendous but the mystery all makes sense and will have you engrossed throughout. –Film Snob LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21. Show times are available at, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. A film about Love, Death, and Revenge. LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT is set over a thousand years ago, during the Tang Dynasty. A Chinese poet and a Japanese monk join forces to investigate a demonic cat who has possessed a general’s wife and wreaked havoc on the imperial court. The investigation takes some gruesome and unexpected twists, leading the monk and the poet to unravel the mystery behind the decade’s old death of the legendary, beautiful concubine Yang Guifei. For the five-year production, critically-acclaimed filmmaker Chen Kaige arranged the construction of an entire city as the set, with lakes, rivers, palaces, caves, glamorous buildings and parks. The filming of this epic lasted 150 shooting days over 3 seasons, with thousands of extras, over 15,000 costumes and a crew of hundreds. Over 1,200 visual effects were designed in Japan to create the mysterious character of the film – The Demon Cat.