“Fauci,” a portrait of one of the United States’ most vital public servants, opens Oct. 22 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing to show is “Bergman Island.”
Directed by Emmy winners John Hoffman and Janet Tobias, the documentary examines the career of Dr. Anthony Fauci, an American physician/scientist and immunologist who has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as chief medical adviser to the U.S. President. It delves into how Dr. Fauci has served more than 50 years, helping guide the nation’s response to epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, SARS and Ebola.
The documentary features insight from President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, Sylvia Burwell (former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary), Susan Rice (former national security adviser); Dr. Francis Collins (director of the National Institutes of Health), Dr. Tom Frieden (former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), key AIDS activists; and Dr. Fauci’s family, friends and former patients.
“Fauci,” which is rated PG-13 for some strong language, thematic material and some suggestive material, shows through Nov. 4 at the Ross.
“Bergman Island” follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Ingmar Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films.
As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.
The film, which is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America, is showing at the Ross through Oct. 28.