Ambitious and visually absorbing, opening at The Ross on Friday, January 17, A HIDDEN LIFE may prove inscrutable to non-devotees, but for viewers on director Terrance Malick's wavelength, it should only further confirm his genius. A HIDDEN LIFE is another Terrence Malick nature poem, transforming a true tale of conscientious objection into a ravishing portrait of goodness in a time of tyranny. –Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly With A HIDDEN LIFE and the story of Franz Jägerstätter, the director has found the ideal vehicle for his cosmic inquiries, and has created a film that is mournful, memorable, and emotionally exhilarating. –John Anderson, Wall Street Journal “A HIDDEN LIFE” is indisputably the finest work Malick has produced in eight years, as an examination of faith, conviction, and sacrifice, but also as proof of concept for his own idiosyncratic style. –Anne Hornaday, The Washington Post A HIDDEN LIFE is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, January 17 through Thursday, January 30. 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 A HIDDEN LIFE PG-13 (for thematic material including violent images). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children, keep his spirit alive.