These films will run Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Film times are available at or by calling 472-5353.
Gus Van Sants Elephant takes the audience inside an American high school on what appears to be an ordinary day to create a portrait of todays volatile world. The film won the Palme dOr and Best Director prizes at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. The short film preceding Elephant, Marie-Madeleine, stars Joseph Krings and was written and directed by Shane Aspegren, both former UNL students.
Bubba Ho-Tep has been called a hilarious hybrid horror film that presumes Elvis Presley to be alive today and living in a Texas nursing home. There, he befriends former President John F. Kennedy, and together they must battle an evil mummy who is eating the souls of their senior-citizen neighbors.