Co-directing with Michal Englert, Malgorzata Szumowska hits a career high in this alluring, atmospheric tale of a rich Polish community under the thumb of a migrant masseur NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN opening at The Ross on Friday, July 30. Wealthy, curtain-twitching suburbanites have formed the basis for many a TV show, but the Polish feature NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN proves the setting can be profoundly cinematic and esoteric, as well as darkly funny. –Anna Smith, Deadline Hollywood Daily A venture which heads all the way into the territory of surreal satire to eerie and intriguing effect. –Jonathan Romney May be immersed in particular strains and stresses of urban Polish society, but should resonate universally with its evocation of haves-and-have-nots tension, supported by droll comedy and lavishly atmospheric intrigue. –Guy Lodge, Variety NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, July 30 through Thursday, August 12. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. Using hypnotic, almost magical techniques to get a residence permit, he starts working. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia's eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhoods. The latest from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name of) and her longtime collaborator Michal Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humor.