'Lady MacBeth,' '13 Minutes' show at the Ross

'Lady MacBeth,' '13 Minutes' show at the Ross

Florence Pugh plays the feature role in "Lady Macbeth," which opens Aug. 11 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
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Florence Pugh plays the feature role in "Lady Macbeth," which opens Aug. 11 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

The films “Lady MacBeth” and “13 Minutes” open Aug. 11 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Directed by William Oldroyd, “Lady MacBeth” is set in rural England in 1865. Katherine (played by Florence Pugh) is stifled by a loveless marriage to a bitter older man and a family that is cold and unforgiving.

A passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate ignites a force inside Katherine, sending her on a path where she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

“Lady MacBeth,” which shows through Aug. 24, is rated R for some disturbing violence, strong sexuality/nudity and language.

The film “13 Minutes” features the story of Georg Elser, a German carpenter who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Lady MacBeth Official U.S. Trailer
"Lady MacBeth" trailer

During Hitler’s anniversary speech on Nov. 8, 1939, Elser was arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Minutes later, a bomb explodes immediately behind the Führer's lectern, killing eight.

Elser — who left the speech 13 minutes before the explosion — is interrogated for days before breaking and confessing to the assassination attempt. Elser’s story examines how national socialism spread in his village and how he and other tried to oppose it. It also delves into how he fell in love, but turned away from her and family to build the bomb and install it at the speech site.

The film, which plays through Aug. 17, is rated R for disturbing violence and some sexuality.

13 MINUTES (2016) - Official HD Trailer
"13 Seconds" trailer

For more information on films showing at the Ross, including show times, click here or call 402-472-5353.