Painfully raw yet rewarding, “God’s Creatures” explores the limits of a mother’s love. The film opens Oct. 21 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Continuing is “Battleground.”
In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic. The film stars Emily Watson and Paul Mescal and is directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer.
“God’s Creatures” is showing at the Ross through Nov. 3, and is rated R by the Motion Picture Association.
The story of “Battleground” follows three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women’s access to safe and legal abortions. Who are anti-abortion people? What are they driven by, what do they believe, how do they operate and what are their goals? ‘Battleground’ gets inside the anti-abortion movement as never seen before to answer these questions, with many surprises: they are women, young people, even Democrats. With close access, the film shows how the anti-choice movement is strategizing and organizing, and their determination to overturn Roe at any cost. As their power and influence propels the Supreme Court sharply right, and states race to enact unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access. In the wake of Roe, 26 states stand poised to ban abortion, catalyzing unprecedented legal, medical and social upheaval.