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

October 21, Tuesday

$9.75 Adults
$7.25 Students
$7.25 Children
$7.75 Military
$7.75 Seniors
$6.75 Members

$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

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.

313 N. 13 STREET

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Directed By: Niel Jordan
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Rating: R, for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: December 2, 2005

“The adage that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce is charmingly illustrated by Neil Jordan's picaresque fairy tale. Superficially, the movie might be described as The Crying Game redux, in which the director revisits his 1992 political thriller with its gender-bending twist. This time, he reimagines its themes as a sprawling comic epic: Candide meets Tom Jones in drag heaven. Once again, the Irish troubles rumble through the film, which is set mostly in the 1960's and 70's.

But the violence is filtered through the hearts-and-flowers consciousness of a sweet, feminine boy, Patrick Braden (Cillian Murphy), a foundling who grows up to be a transvestite. Even when he is wrongly arrested and interrogated after a bombing in a London disco, current events barely make a dent in his rose-colored vision of life. BREAKFAST ON PLUTO is the second collaboration, following The Butcher Boy, between Mr. Jordan and Patrick McCabe, who co-wrote this screen adaptation of his novel with the director. It has a similar zany, lurching momentum and vitality.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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