Befitting the culinary aesthetic favored by the brilliant chef it honors, opening at The Ross on Wednesday, November 24, JULIA uses fresh, simple ingredients to create a sumptuous documentary feast. The nonfiction film its subject deserves (no offense, Meryl Streep), a buoyant evocation of the life of Julia Child that's infused with uncommon intelligence and enhanced by voluptuous images of food. –Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal Child was a broadly entertaining public personality, and the film is broadly entertaining in turn... –Guy Lodge, Variety As breezy primers go in a life that's as full as it gets, this collection of the archival and the anecdotal, with the occasional preparing of dishes as mouth-watering interludes, is decidedly more feast than fast food. –Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times JULIA is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Wednesday, November 24 through Thursday, December 9. 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 JULIA PG-13 for brief strong language/sexual reference, and some thematic elements. JULIA tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.