Ross features '45 Years,' 'Anesthesia'

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Ross features ‘45 Years,’ ‘Anesthesia’

Sam Waterston & Glenn Close in Anesthesia
Sam Waterston and Glenn Close star in "Anesthesia," a new film playing at UNL's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

The films “45 Years” and “Anesthesia” open Feb. 12 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Directed by Andrew Haigh, “45 Years” is an emotional tour-de-force that examines how well spouses actually know each other after decades of marriage.

The film features Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. However, everything changes when the body of Geoff’s former lover is discovered 50 years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps.

Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage. As the anniversary party draws near, Kate finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads.

“45 Years,” rated R for language and brief sexuality, shows at the Ross through Feb. 25.

Also opening is “Anesthesia,” Tim Blake’s film about a hyper-connected world, starring Sam Waterson, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart.

A provocative drama, “Anesthesia” opens with Walter Zarrow (Waterston), a popular Columbia University philosophy professor, being attacked on his way home on a snowy night in New York City. The film flashes back one week, tracing the domino effect of events that led up the seemingly senseless assault.

Along the way, hidden connections between a seemingly disparate group of people — including a self-destructive student (Stewart), a hard-drinking suburban housewife (Gretchen Mol) and a desperate junkie (K. Todd Freeman) — emerge, forming a complex and engrossing mosaic of lost souls united by tragedy.

“Anesthesia,” rated R for language, sexual content, drug use and brief violence, shows at the Ross through Feb. 18.

For more information on shows at the Ross, click here or call 402-472-5353.

45 Years - Official Trailer I HD I Sundance Selects
Trailer for "45 Years"
Anesthesia - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films
Trailer for "Anesthesia"

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