Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, opening at The Ross on Friday, September 24, EMA puts a thoroughly distinctive spin on its story of emotional trauma and self-discovery. A darkly sensual fable of motherhood and the modern family... “EMA” isn't so much a character study as it is an exercise in keeping up with an abstruse yet undeniably fascinating figure. –Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times Encountering this movie is like watching porcupines on point. –Anthony Lane, New Yorker Di Girólamo delivers a performance that is, like the combustible fuel inside the tank strapped to her back here and there throughout the film, intense, hot, destructive - and hard to look away from. –Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post EMA is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, September 24 through Thursday, October 7. 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 EMA “R” for strong sexual content, nudity, and language. Adoptive parents Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo) and Gastón (Gael García Bernal) are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their son Polo is involved in a shocking incident. As her marriage crumbles in the wake of their decision to abandon the child, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and seduces her way into a daring new life. Centering on the sinuous, electrifying art of reggaeton dance, Ema is an incendiary portrait of an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world as she electrifies everyone and everything around her.