Ross hosts ‘Separation’ movie talk March 4

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Feb. 23

A movie talk on the Academy Award-nominated film “A Separation” is 2:40 p.m., March 4 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be led by Kim Jarvis, associate professor of history at Doane College.

The movie talk follows the 12:30 p.m. screening of “A Separation.” Admission to the movie is at regular Ross prices.

“A Separation,” rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, shows March 2-15 at the Ross.

Set in contemporary Iran, “A Separation” is a drama about the dissolution of marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer’s suffering father. When Simin’s request fails, she returns to her parents’ home and Termeh decides to stay with her father. During his wife’s absence, Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father. He hopes his life will return to a normal state but discovers that the new maid has been lying to him.

“A Separation” received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

For more information, including show times, go to or call 402-472-5353.

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