June 4, 2024

‘Run Lola Run’ highlights triple bill at the Ross

Image of a woman running in front of a red and black striped wall.
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Franka Potente runs in a scene from "Run Lola Run," an award-winning 1998 film that is returning to theaters with a 4K restoration for its 25th anniversary. "Run Lola Run" shows May 7-13 at the Ross.

The award-winning “Run Lola Run” is among three new films opening June 7 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Other films playing are “I Saw the TV Glow” and “The People’s Joker.”

Written and directed by Tom Tykwer, “Run Lola Run” is a 1998 German-made experimental thriller. It follows Lola, a woman played by Franka Potente, who needs to obtain and deliver 100,000 Deutschmarks in 20 minutes to save the life of her boyfriend, Manni (Mortiz Bleibtreu).

“Run Lola Run” screened at the Venice Film Festival, where it competed for the Golden Lion. The film received critical acclaim and several accolades when released 25 years ago and returns to theaters in a 4K restoration. Honors include the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award; Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival; seven awards at the German Film Awards; and was selected as the German entry for Best Foreign Film at the 71st Academy Awards.

“Run Lola Run,” which is rated R, shows through June 13 at the Ross.

Trailer: "Run Lola Run"

In “I Saw the TV Glow,” teenager Owen (Justice Smith) works to survive in the suburbs. His life shifts when a classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show offering a vision of a supernatural world. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

From filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun, “I Saw the TV Glow” is rated PG-13 and shows through June 20 at the Ross.

Trailer: "I Saw the TV Glow"

“The People’s Joker” is an absurdist autobiographically inspired dark comedy about a painfully unfunny and aspiring clown, Joker the Harlequin (Vera Drew). While struggling with her gender identity, the Joker attempts to join the ranks of a lone comedy program in a world that has outlawed comedy.

Uniting with a ragtag team of rejects and misfits, Joker forms an illegal anti-comedy troupe that puts her on a collision course with a devious caped crusader who controls the city.

“The People’s Joker” is not rated and shows at the Ross through June 13.

Trailer: "The People's Joker"

Learn more about the films, including show times and ticket availability.