Events

Greener Grass

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11/09/2019
Date: Nov 1 - Nov 14
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.
Website: www.TheRoss.org
Phone: (402) 472-5353

In this absurdist satire of middle-class envy, GREENER GRASS opening at The Ross on Friday, November 1, Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe imagine a manicured community where jealous neighbors push politeness to an extreme. Co-directors, writers, actors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe will be appearing with their movie GREENER GRASS at a 7:30 p.m. screening on Friday, November 8 for a Q&A with the audience. Dawn Luebbe grew up in Lincoln. She attended Southeast High School where she performed in many productions as well as at the Lincoln Community Playhouse and Pinewood Bowl. “GREENER GRASS” won't exactly make you envious of the over-idealized lifestyle it skewers, and yet it's such a delightful place to inhabit, you won't want to leave when the credits roll. –Peter Debruge, Variety Landing somewhere between the dreamy hellscape of Lynch's Blue Velvet and the joyous vulgarity of Waters' Polyester, GREENER GRASS occupies an odd space of its own in the annals of the suburban satire. –J Hurtado, ScreenAnarchy.com If you're a fan of midnight movies, you'll mostly enjoy the ride as a new female-centric cult classic is born before your eyes. –Andrea Thompson, areelofonesown.com GREENER GRASS is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, November 1 through Thursday, November 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. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.