'Maria by Callas,' 'Studio 54' open at Ross
Two new films — one a documentary on the life of opera singer Maria Callas, the other a portrait of Manhattan's most popular disco club in the 1970s — open Dec. 7 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Maria by Callas
"Maria by Callas" documents the life of opera singer Maria Callas through never-before-seen performances, interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters, and unpublished memoirs. The intimate details included throughout the film shed new light on Maria's true self, beyond being a public figure and icon.
"Maria by Callas" is rated PG for mild thematic elements, some smoking and brief language. It plays through Dec. 20.
"Studio 54" captures the rise of one of the disco era's most popular Manhattan nightclubs. An exclusive club visited by many celebrities of the day, Studio 54 was founded by college friends Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, who saw wild success and later financial demise.
"Studio 54" plays through Dec. 13. Also continuing through Dec. 13 is "Love, Gilda."
For more information, including show times, visit the Ross website or call 402-472-5353.