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

July 29, Tuesday

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.
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (FALJA E GJAKUT)
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THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (FALJA E GJAKUT)
Directed By: Joshua Marston
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Distributor: IFC Films
Country: USA, Albania, Denmark, Italy
Release Date: February 24, 2012
Albanian with English Subtitles

Synopsis
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, the powerful and richly textured second feature from Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) focuses on an Albanian family caught up in a blood feud. Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own internet café. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a centuries-old code of law, this entitles the dead man's family to take the life of a male from Nik's family as retribution. His uncle in jail and his father in hiding, Nik is the prime target and confined to the home while his younger sister Rudina (Sindi Laçej) is forced to leave school and take over their father's business. Working with non-professional Albanian actors and a local co-writer, Marston boldly contrasts antiquated traditions with the lives of the young people whose future is put at risk by them.—IFC Films



“Director Joshua Marston nails the claustrophobia of small-town life and the turbulent emotionalism of teenagers... what pushes the film toward sublimity is the way he delicately captures all of the characters' inner lives as their world slowly crumbles.”—Ernest Hardy, Village Voice

“[THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD is ]...quietly affecting and surprisingly dramatic.... family drama trumps political symbolism at every turn in a motion picture that is its own emblem of excellence in independent filmmaking.”—Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“[THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD is a]...gripping if tamped-down drama is steeped in ancient Albanian culture, where the real, tragic consequences of blood feuds can keep families trapped in their homes for generations.”—Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly



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