Date

Apr 19 - 25 2024

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE

From Signe Baumane, director of ROCKS IN MY POCKETS, comes a new award-winning animated feature about a spirited young woman determined to find love in the bewildering world.

Director Signe Baumane will join the audience for a Q&A following the 7:30 p.m. screening of MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE on Friday, April 19. Presented by Friends of The Ross and the Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase. 

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SYNOPSIS

From Signe Baumane, director of Rocks in My Pockets, comes a new award-winning animated feature about a spirited young woman determined to find love in the bewildering world. My Love Affair with Marriage follows Zelma on her 23-year quest for perfect love and lasting marriage set against a backdrop of historic events in Eastern Europe.

Told from a woman’s point of view, the film blends historical, biological, societal, and emotional arcs with a lively sense of humor and musical numbers. This animated film for adults tackles the issues of love, gender norms, domestic violence, fantasies, and toxic relationships to propel a woman’s journey toward independence and liberation.

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Director

Signe Baumane

WITH

Signe Baumane, Dagmara Domińczyk, Michelle Pawk, Matthew Modine

Run Time
1 hour, 48 minutes
Released
October 6, 2023
Distributed by
8 Above
HEARING AND VISUAL ASSISTANCE

Assisted Listening
Additional options TBA

Country
Latvia, United States, Luxembourg
SUBTITLES

None

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.

REVIEWS

“With its fine mix of dark humor, healthy anger and self-compassion, this portrait of the artist as a young woman is the work of an inspired filmmaker, and it was worth the wait.”

Sheri Linden

Hollywood Reporter

“It’s a moody, unpredictable tale of love and loss, stuffed with vivid metaphors, Soviet period detail and pedagogical sequences about the physiology of love. The glue holding these disparate pieces together is the film’s gloriously tactile aesthetic: Baumane crafted Zelma’s world by overlaying line-drawn characters on meticulously constructed papier-mâché dioramas. The result evokes an adult puppet show crossed with a graphic novel, and like the budding female identity the film untangles, the whole thing takes a little time getting used to. Once you do, it is remarkably beautiful.”

Natalia Winkelman

The New York Times

“With My Love Affair with Marriage, animator Signe Baumane creates another dense personal narrative that expresses complicated concepts and ideas in images.”

Alissa Simon

Variety

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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