Stages of loss featured in 'Mass'

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Stages of loss featured in ‘Mass’

Also showing at the Ross is 'Fauci'
Four parents meets after a tragedy tore their lives apart.
Four parents meets after a tragedy tore their lives apart in the film "Mass," which shows Oct. 29 to Nov. 11 at the Ross.

Two sets of parents from opposite ends of a tragic school shooting come together in “Mass,” a new film opening Oct. 29 at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Continuing to show is “Fauci.”

“Mass” takes place years after the unspeakable tragedy tore lives apart. The parents — played by Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd — each lost a son in the shooting. For one couple, their son was a victim. For the other, their child was the shooter.

The parents agree to meet, coming together in a tension-filled room in an Episcopal Church. Each is haunted in some way — by denial, guilt, rage and unresolved grief. The discussion that ensues is a thoughtful examination of those who are left behind.

“Mass” is the writing and directorial debut for Franz Kranz. The film, which is rated PG-13 for thematic content and brief, strong language, shows through Nov. 11 at the Ross.

MASS | Official Trailer | Bleecker Street
Trailer: "Mass"

Directed by Emmy winners John Hoffman and Janet Tobias, “Fauci” is a documentary that examines the career of Dr. Anthony Fauci, an American physician/scientist and immunologist who has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as chief medical adviser to the U.S. President. It delves into how Dr. Fauci has served more than 50 years, helping guide the nation’s response to epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, SARS and Ebola.

The documentary features insight from President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, Sylvia Burwell (former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary), Susan Rice (former national security adviser); Dr. Francis Collins (director of the National Institutes of Health), Dr. Tom Frieden (former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), key AIDS activists; and Dr. Fauci’s family, friends and former patients.

“Fauci,” which is rated PG-13 for some strong language, thematic material and some suggestive material, shows through Nov. 4.

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

Fauci | Official Trailer | National Geographic Documentary Films
Trailer: "Fauci"

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