Events

French Exit

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04/07/2021
Date: Apr 2 - Apr 15
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

The smartly written FRENCH EXIT, opening at The Ross on Friday, April 2, offers proof that even the most caustic characters can be made entertaining -- and even relatable -- through a Michelle Pfeiffer performance. The misadventures of the eccentrically wealthy may not exactly fit the mood right now, but the new "French Exit" is so genuine in its mix of arch and earnest, idiosyncrasy and earthiness that it creates a space all for itself. –Mark Olson, Los Angeles Times It's a restless portrait of a bizarrely aimless woman. –Mike D’Angelo, AV Club Even when the film as a whole grows a little ungainly, as it fills up with supporting characters who feel more like one-note ideas than actual people, Pfeiffer's steely presence anchors the proceedings. –Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com FRENCH EXIT is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, April 2 through Thursday, April 15. 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 FRENCH EXIT R, for language and sexual references. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.