‘Old Oak,’ ‘Abduction of Edgardo Mortara’ open at the Ross

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‘Old Oak,’ ‘Abduction of Edgardo Mortara’ open at the Ross

Scene from "The Old Oak" showing the pub owner standing across the bar and talking with a young Syrian refugee.
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Yara (Elba Maria) and Dave (TJ Ballantyne) talk in a scene from "The Old Oak." The film opens June 14 at the Ross.

A grand historical drama and the final film by legendary British director Ken Loach open June 14 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Continuing to show is “I Saw the TV Glow.”

From Italian director Marco Bellocchio, “Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara” is a historical drama depicting the scandalous true story of a young Jewish boy who was kidnapped and converted to Catholicism in 1858.

Secretly baptized by his nurse as a baby, 7-year-old Edgardo is taken from his family under papal order. The struggle of his parents to free their son grows into a political battle that sets the papacy against public opinion, the international Jewish community and Italian unification.

“Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara” is not rated and plays at the Ross through June 20.

KIDNAPPED: THE ABDUCTION OF EDGARDO MORTARA | US Trailer HD | In Theaters May 24
Trailer: "Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara"

Also opening June 14 is “The Old Oak,” Loach’s final film. The story is set in the last pub in a once-thriving northern England mining town. The arrival of a group of Syrian refugees in the community results in a rift between the community and its newest inhabitants.

New possibilities for the community are uncovered when an unlikely friendship is formed between TJ, the pub proprietor, and Yara, a young Syrian woman.

“The Old Oak” is not rated and is scheduled to show through June 20.

The Old Oak - official US trailer
Trailer: "The Old Oak"

In “I Saw the TV Glow,” teenager Owen (Justice Smith) works to survive in the suburbs. His life shifts when a classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show offering a vision of a supernatural world. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

From filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun, “I Saw the TV Glow” is rated PG-13 and shows through June 20 at the Ross.

I Saw The TV Glow | Official Trailer HD | A24
Trailer: "I Saw the TV Glow"

Learn more about the films, including show times and ticket availability.

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