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Florida Theatrical Premiere Screening! MA by Celia Rowlson-Hall, followed by Q&A with the director and star

  • 13 Oct 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, OCT 13, 7p:

Florida Theatrical Premiere Screening!

MA

Directed by CELIA ROWLSON-HALL/2016/82mins.

With Celia Rowlson-Hall, Andrew Pastides


In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film playfully deconstructs the role of this woman, who encounters a world full of bold characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime. MA is a journey into the visceral and the surreal, interweaving ritual, performance, and the body as sculpture. The absence of dialogue stirs the senses, and leads us to imagine a new ending to this familiar journey. The virgin mother gives birth to our savior, but is also challenged to save herself.

2015 AFI Film Festival Audience Award (Breakthrough Section)

2016 Sarasota Film Festival  Independent Vision Award 

2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival Juice Award

2016 Sun Valley Film Festival One in a Million Award

“ONE OF THE YEAR’S MOST ORIGINIAL DEBUTS”

-Peter Debruge, Variety

“Astonishing, and easily one of the most brazen and beautiful independent films I’ve seen in years”-HammerToNail.com

Q&A following the film

with director and star Celia Rowlson-Hall

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