A knockout feature directorial debut from Edson Oda, NINE DAYS, opening at The Ross on Friday, August 6, is an ethereal and evocative film about the meaning of life - elevated by a phenomenal performance from Winston Duke. More than anything, “NINE DAYS” feels wholly original. It's proof that moviegoing magpies can still find one-of-a-kind baubles if they look long enough. –Ty Burr, Boston Globe One of the most unexpected experiences I've had in almost a decade of going to Sundance. –Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com Not for everyone, but one of the striking directorial debuts of recent years. –Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter NINE DAYS is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, August 6 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. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated NINE DAYS R (for language). Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates - unborn souls - arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.