“Benedetta,” a drama about the fall of a 17th century nun, opens Dec. 3 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing to show is “Julia.”
Directed and co-written by Paul Verhoeven, “Benedetta” follows Benedetta Carlini (played by Virginie Efira), a novice nun who joins an Italian convent. Benedetta — who has an affair with a fellow nun — grows to become well-respected by her religious entourage. However, her religious visions threaten the church and Benedetta is detained and judged for the affair.
“Benedetta,” which is not rated, shows through Dec. 16 at the Ross.
“Julia” is a film that honors the culinary brilliance of Julia Child, the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way America views food, television and women. The film features never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering cinematography.
“Julia” traces Child’s surprising path, from struggles to create and publish the revolutionary “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” (which published in 1961 and has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date), to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s and a calling as an unlikely television sensation.
“Julia,” which is rated PG-13 due to brief strong language, sexual reference and some thematic elements, shows at the Ross through Dec. 9.