The chemistry between Saoirse Ronan and a never-better Kate Winslet helps AMMONITE, opening at The Ross on Friday, November 13, transcend its period romance trappings. “AMMONITE” is a passionate love story nourished by the salty sea air and the blissful absence of men; it's also a sharp reflection on how the artistic, scientific and intellectual contributions of women have been systematically written out of history. –Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times Like its coiled seashell muse, though, AMMONITE finds its beauty in the whole, not the parts. –Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly Lee's approach to the material... is grimly beautiful at times: Take the sound design, which contrasts the untamed sounds of the natural world with the ticking of prim Victorian timepieces. –Katie Rife, AV Club AMMONITE is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, November 13 through Thursday, November 25. 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 AMMONITE R (Some Graphic Nudity, Graphic Sexuality, Brief Language). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.