Coming Soon to The Ross

Nebraska folks take note… the next couple of months are going to be a real treat for us cinephiles, courtesy of The Ross.

March 18 — The Woodsman — I’ve heard a number of things about this film, most of which have to deal with the film’s protagonist being a pedophile who has been recently released from prison, and is trying to put his life back together again. I’m not a huge Kevin Bacon fan (he’s been in some real crap movies), but I’ve been hearing many good things about his performance in this one.

April 1 — Moolaadé — I talked to several people who caught this film in Toronto, and they all said it was wonderful. I know the subject matter, the traditional African practice of female circumcision, might cause some to shy away (I know it certainly makes me a little queasy), but from all accounts, this film is not some graphic expose, but rather something much more, um, upbeat.

April 15 — Born Into Brothels — This film recently won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, and from all indications, it has deserved the accolades. The film follows the children of Calcutta’s prostitutes as they learn to express themselves through photography.

April 29 — Nobody Knows — I had hoped to see this when I was in Toronto last year, but alas, it didn’t work out. The film’s lead, 12-year-old Yuya Yagira, won Best Actor at last year’s Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of a boy forced to take care of his young siblings when their mother abandons them in their apartment.

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