The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center hosts a joyful and intimate profile of violinist Itzhak Perlman starting April 13.
Joining “Itzhak” on the Ross screens are “The Leisure Seeker” and “The Death of Stalin.”
Directed by Alison Chernick, “Itzhak” is a documentary that looks beyond the sublime musician to see a polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel. It also examines a young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only disability.
“Itzhak,” which shows through April 19, is not rated.
Both “The Leisure Seeker” and “The Death of Stalin” are held over and show through April 19.
Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, “The Leisure Seeker” tells the story of a couple traveling from Boston to the Ernest Hemingway home in Key West, Florida. During the journey, the couple recaptures their passion for life and love for each other.
The film is rated R for some sexual material.
“The Death of Stalin” is a comedy of terrors set in Moscow in 1953 after tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead. The film explores the frantic power struggle of Stalin’s parasitic cronies squaring off to be the next leader of the Soviet Union.
The contenders include the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (played by Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiv Beria (Simon Russell Beale). As this trio bumbles, brawls and backstabs their way to the top, viewers are left wondering just who is running the great Soviet government.
Directed by Arnando Iannucci, “The Death of Stalin” is rated R for language throughout, violence and some sexual references.
Show times are available online or by calling the 402-472-5353.