“The Girl and the Spider,” a Zürcher brothers film delving into various human relationships, opens June 3 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing is “Montana Story.”
“The Girl and the Spider” tells the story of meaningful questions of personal identity in the face of fundamental change. As her roommate, Lisa, prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era. Amid all the hustle and bustle of moving, secret longings and desires come to the surface and coalesce around the roommates as well as around Lisa’s mother, the movers, the girls’ old neighbors, the neighbors’ cat, Lisa’s new neighbor and an ever-expanding cast of characters.
Day turns into night and one final party in the apartment. When the last box is moved, the fragments of their lives remain.
Following “The Strange Little Cat,” “The Girl and the Spider” is the second installment in a trilogy about human togetherness, the need for closeness and the pain of separation.
“The Girl and the Spider” is not rated, and is showing through June 16.
“Montana Story” tells the story of two estranged siblings who return home to the sprawling ranch they once knew and loved, confronting a deep and bitter family legacy against a mythic American backdrop.
“Montana Story,” which is rated R for language, is showing through June 9.