Date

Apr 08 - 21 2022
Expired!

GREAT FREEDOM

The exquisite latest film from writer-director Sebastian Meise, Great Freedom paints a stirring portrait of gay resistance and resilience in post-war Germany.
SYNOPSIS

The exquisite latest film from writer-director Sebastian Meise, Great Freedom paints a stirring portrait of gay resistance and resilience in post-war Germany. Sensual yet arresting, Austria’s official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards turns a humanist eye towards a heartrending past.

Unfolding across three decades, this drama traces the repeated imprisonment of one man under Paragraph 175 — a law criminalizing homosexual activity. After being “liberated” by Allied forces in 1945, Hans is transferred directly from a concentration camp to prison to finish out his sentence. There, he forms an unlikely connection with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer. As Hans is jailed again and again, a relationship that begins with revulsion blossoms into something far more tender.

Anchored by a transformative star turn from Franz Rogowski (Transit), Great Freedom weaves together intimate moments across time to form a personal and political epic. In the process, this Cannes prizewinner triumphs as a searing depiction of love in the face of injustice.

Director
Sebastian Meise
WITH
Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn, Ulrich Faßnacht
Run Time
1 hour, 56 minutes
Released
March 4, 2022
Distributed by
MUBI
HEARING AND VISUAL ASSISTANCE
Subtitled/Open Captions
Assisted Listening
Country
Austria, Germany
SUBTITLES
German with English Subtitles
NOT RATED

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.

SHOWINGS

APR 8 | FRI

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 9 | SAT

11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 10 | SUN

11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 11 | MON

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 12 | TUE

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 13 | WED

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 14 | THU

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 15 | FRI

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 16 | SAT

11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 17 | SUN

11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 18 | MON

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 19 | TUE

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 20 | WED

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

APR 21 | THU

4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.
Reviews
“A film that both treasures the life span of a lit match and respects the patience it takes to endure a prison term, Great Freedom makes an exquisite case for the impossibility of caging the heart, even when love itself is criminalized.”
Robert Abele

Los Angeles Times

“Remarkable…A celebration of unquenchable tenacity and the sustaining power of love”
Wall Street Journal

“Critic’s Pick! Unexpectedly tender…A story of salvation told one caress and sexual encounter at a time.”
Manohla Dargis

The New York Times

TICKET INFORMATION

EVENING PRICES

$12.00 | Adults
$9.50 | Students
$8.75 | Children
$8.50 | Military
$8.75 | Seniors
$6.50 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students

MATINEE PRICES

$10.00 | Adults
$9.00 | Students
$8.25 | Children
$8.00 | Military
$8.25 | Seniors
$6.00 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students

Matinee priced tickets for all screenings TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY nights

  • Showtimes change on a regular basis and will not always be the same each day. Visit the individual film pages for a list of showtimes.
  • 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
  • The Ross Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day
  • Assistive listening headsets and closed caption devices available for select titles. Check the individual film pages or inquire at the box office for details.

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