Powerfully acted and sensitively directed, opening at The Ross on Friday, September 4, BABYTEETH offers audiences a coming-of-age story that's messier–and more rewarding–than most. Love, death and the whole damn thing seen through the eyes of a teen played by the gifted Eliza Scanlen. Shannon Murphy's debut feature is a thing of beauty and terror that means to hit you hard - and boy, does it ever. –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone A tender, raw-nerved portrait of adolescent longing and first love. –Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly A wickedly perverse and, in time, intensely moving variation on familiar coming-of-age themes that marks an arresting feature debut for both director Shannon Murphy and screenwriter Rita Kalnejais. –Guy Lodge, Variety BABYTEETH is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, September 4 through Thursday, September 17. 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. When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbor – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. BABYTEETH joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.