Opening at The Ross on Friday, January 21, DRIVE MY CAR's imposing runtime holds a rich, patiently engrossing drama that reckons with self-acceptance and regret. “DRIVE MY CAR” sneaks up on you, lulling you in with visuals that are as straightforward as the narrative is complex. –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times Hamaguchi might come at this idea from the opposite direction of his source material, but that disconnect is exactly what allows “DRIVE MY CAR” to reach its destination with such integrity. –David Ehrlich, indieWire An absorbing, technically assured piece of work with poetic depths and novelistic ambitions. –Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter DRIVE MY CAR is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, January 21 through Thursday, January 27. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke's late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins -- with the help of his driver -- to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami's short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi's DRIVE MY CAR is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.