Benefitting from solid casting and strong source material, opening at The Ross on Friday, August 30, AFTER THE WEDDING serves as an acting showcase for its star-studded cast. The Norman A Geske Showcase, sponsored by the Friends of The Ross, presents editor and UNL alum Joseph Krings who will appear at the 7:30 p.m. screening of AFTER THE WEDDING on Friday, September 6 to participate in a Q&A with the audience. [AFTER THE WEDDING is] The rare remake that honors the original but also finds its own reason for existing. –Steve Pond, The Wrap After a point, the twists come so steadily that I actually found myself holding my breath for long stretches - despite the fact that I know the original well - eager to see how key revelations would play out within this new dynamic. –Peter Debruge, Variety If the script's epiphanies don't feel quite as shocking or profound the second time around, it's still pleasing to watch these beautiful, troubled people move through their equally beautiful spaces... –Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly AFTER THE WEDDING is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, August 30 through Thursday, September 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 AFTER THE WEDDING PG-13 (for thematic material and some strong language). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India to New York, to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in over two decades. Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably in the sight line of the orphanage's possible benefactor, Theresa Young (Julianne Moore), a multimillionaire media mogul accustomed to getting what she wants. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson (Billy Crudup), 21-year-old daughter, Grace (Abby Quinn), and eight year-old twins, Theo and Otto, Theresa's life couldn't appear to be more perfect and different from Isabel’s. But appearances are only skin deep and the two women have more in common than meets the eye. While Isabel thinks she'll soon be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans. She insists Isabel attend Grace's wedding at the family's estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women, and the people who love them most.