Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

July 23, Wednesday

ADMISSION:
Evening
$9.75 Adults
$7.25 Students
$7.25 Children
$7.75 Military
$7.75 Seniors
$6.75 Members

Matinee
$7.75 Adults
$6.75 Students
$6.75 Children
$6.75 Military
$7.25 Seniors
$6.25 Members

Children are 12 and under, Seniors are 60 and older

Students and Military must show a valid ID to receive discount

We accept cash, check, NCard, Visa, and Mastercard

Box Office Opens 30 Minutes Before Showtimes



RATINGS:
Many of the films shown at The Ross are not rated due to the prohibitive cost of acquiring a rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Consequently, as many of these films contain graphic content, viewer discretion is advised.

LOCATION:
313 N. 13 STREET
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA




The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
BIG MEN
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BIG MEN
Fri, Jul 18 - Thu, Jul 24
Directed By: Rachel Boynton
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK, Denmark, USA
Distributor: Abamorama Entertainment
Release Date: March 14, 2014
With: Jim Musselman, John Agyekum Kufuor, George Yaw Owusu

Showtimes
7/23 Wed 5:05, 7:15 p.m.
7/24 Thu 5:05, 9:25 p.m.
Synopsis
A good movie gives you a ticket to a secret world, and BIG MEN delivers again and again, taking you into rooms you have no business entering. You'll eavesdrop on meetings about oil deals worth billions of dollars and watch heavily armed militants preparing to strike. It's a fast-paced tour through t...
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SNOWPIERCER
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SNOWPIERCER
Fri, Jul 18 - Thu, Jul 31
Directed By: Bong Joon-ho
Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, and drug content
Country: South Korea, USA, France
Distributor: Radius-TWC
Release Date: June 27, 2014
With: Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ko Asung, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, Ed Harris

Showtimes
7/23 Wed 5:00, 7:30 p.m.
7/24 Thu 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m.
7/25 Fri 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m.
7/26 Sat 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m.
7/27 Sun 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 p.m.
7/28 Mon 5:00, 7:30 p.m.
7/29 Tue 5:00, 7:30 p.m.
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Synopsis
It’s been 17 years since we froze the earth. The few remaining humans live on the Snowpiercer, a train on an infinite loop around the globe. For those at the front, it’s a lavish paradise of drugs and sushi in the lap of luxury; for those trapped in the tail section, life is short and cruel. Bu...
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SPECIAL EVENTS
NEBRASKANS IN THE CINEMA: OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES AT THE CUBE

Wednesdays, July 9-30 - 7:00 p.m.

THE CUBE outdoor screen is located at The Railyard on Canopy Street in Lincoln's Haymarket.

These screenings are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and begin at 7:00 p.m.
Classic Looney Tunes cartoons will be shown before each film

There are picnic tables located in the Railyard space, but you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs or blankets to sit on. No outside food or drink is permitted, other than water.

Due to the popularity of this, two additional screenings have been added in August.

SPONSORED BY UNION BANK & TRUST
Co-Sponsored by The Friends of The Ross






OLD YELLER
Starring Dorothy McGuire (born in Omaha, NE)
1957, 83 minutes, Color, Rated G

Wednesday, July 23 - 7:00 p.m.

Disney organization’s flair for taking a homely subject and building a heartwarming film is again aptly demonstrated in this moving story set in 1869 of a Texas frontier family and an old yeller dog. Based on Fred Gipson’s novel of same tag, this is a careful blending of fun, laughter, love, adventure and tragedy.—Variety

Based on the novel by Fred Gipson, Old Yeller is set in Texas in 1869. While his father is away on a cattle drive, 15-year-old Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) takes over management of the family farm. Adopting a “strictly business” policy, Travis is irritated when younger brother, Arliss (Kevin Corcoran), adopts a frisky stray dog. But soon Travis is as fond of the dog as everyone else in the family; moreover, Old Yeller is an excellent watchdog. But while fighting off a mad wolf, Yeller is infected with rabies. Though Yeller seems unaffected at first, he eventually behaves so viciously that the disheartened Travis has no choice but to shoot the dog. A heart-to-heart talk between Travis and his returning father (Fess Parker), coupled with the adoption of a new pup, paves the way to an emotional but reasonably happy ending. Earning eight million dollars domestically on its first release, Old Yeller convinced Walt Disney to devote more and more time to live-action films and less time to animation -- which at the time was a sagacious business move. In 1963, Disney released a lesser sequel to Old Yeller titled Savage Sam.—Hal Erickson, Rovi

Showing with Looney Tunes Rabbit of Seville & One Froggy Evening





UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE
starring Sandy Dennis (born in Hastings, NE, raised in Kenesaw & Lincoln)
1967, 124 minutes, Color, Unrated

Wednesday, July 30 - 7:00 p.m.

Based on the novel of the same title by Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase concerns troubles of a beginning teacher in a tough city high school. And it is very good, almost in spite of itself.—Variety

“We need more American films like ‘Up the Down Staircase.’ We need more films that might be concerned, even remotely, with real experiences that might once have happened to real people. And we need more actresses like Sandy Dennis, who looks as if she may be alive and not a plastic robot turned out by the little elves who constructed Doris Day and Sandra Dee. Here, at last, is a film made in America by Americans in which no one is murdered by a cigarette lighter.

“The film's setting is Calvin Coolidge High School, one of those vast blocks of stone and brick in which our cities educate 3,000 students at a shot. Coolidge High is apparently located somewhere in a low income, racially mixed New York neighborhood, and it is a "problem" school. That makes it bait for an idealistic naive new teacher who wants to “expand vistas…”

“Here is an honest film about one aspect of life as it is lived in our large cities. The school and the students come through with unmistakable authenticity. The camera is alert but not obtrusive, allowing the classroom to emerge spontaneously and not through stagy tricks, and everything is brought together by Miss Dennis' quiet, natural, splendid performance.”—Roger Ebert, July 25, 1967, RogerEbert.com

Showing with Looney Tunes What’s Opera Doc? & Fast and Furryous





FORT APACHE
starring Henry Fonda (born in Grand Island, NE and raised in Omaha)
& Ward Bond (born in Benkelman, NE)
1948, B&W, 2 hours, 5 minutes, Unrated

Wednesday, August 6 - 7:00 p.m.

Mass action, humorous byplay in the western cavalry outpost, deadly suspense, and romance are masterfully combined in this production [suggested by the story Massacre by James Warner Bellah]. Integrated with the tremendous action is a superb musical score by Richard Hageman, Score uses sound effects as tellingly as the music notes to point up the thrills. In particular, the massacre scene where the deadly drumming of the Indian ponies makes more potent the action that transpires.--Variety

The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty-bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster. John Wayne, Henry Fonda and many familiar supporting players from master director John Ford's "stock company" saddle up for the first film in the director's famed cavalry trilogy (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande are the others). Roughhouse camaraderie, sentimental vignettes of frontier life, massive action sequences staged in Monument Valley - all are part of FORT APACHE. So is Ford's exploration of the West's darker side. Themes of justice, heroism and honor that Ford would revisit in later Westerns are given rein in this moving, thought-provoking film that, even as it salutes a legend, gives reasons to question it.

Showing with Looney Tunes Rabbit of Seville & Beep Beep





A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
starring Marlon Brando (born in Omaha, NE)
1951, B&W, 2 hours, 2 minutes, Unrated

Wednesday, August 13- 7:00 p.m.

Marlon Brando didn't win the Academy Award in 1951 for his acting in "A Streetcar Named Desire." The Oscar went to Humphrey Bogart, for "The African Queen." But you could make a good case that no performance had more influence on modern film acting styles than Brando's work as Stanley Kowalski, Tennessee Williams' rough, smelly, sexually charged hero.—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

In the classic play by Tennessee Williams, brought to the screen by Elia Kazan, faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) comes to visit her pregnant sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), in a seedy section of New Orleans. Stella's boorish husband, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), not only regards Blanche's aristocratic affectations as a royal pain but also thinks she's holding out on inheritance money that rightfully belongs to Stella. On the fringes of sanity, Blanche is trying to forget her checkered past and start life anew. Attracted to Stanley's friend Mitch (Karl Malden), she glosses over the less savory incidents in her past, but she soon discovers that she cannot outrun that past, and the stage is set for her final, brutal confrontation with her brother-in-law. Brando, Hunter, and Malden had all starred in the original Broadway version of Streetcar, although the original Blanche had been Jessica Tandy. Brando lost out to Humphrey Bogart for the 1951 Best Actor Oscar, but Leigh, Hunter, and Malden all won Oscars.—Hal Erickson, Rovi

Showing with Looney Tunes Yankee Doodle Daffy & Going! Going! Gosh!


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