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   from the issue of October 27, 2005

Documentary, adventure play at the Ross

The fictional experiences of a Hong Kong science fiction writer and the brutal truth of Rwandan genocide will be featured in two films openings at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Rinde Eckert will present the world premeire of his new work
 Rinde Eckert will present the world premeire of his new work "Horizon" on Oct. 27-28 at the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theater. The Lied Center for Performing Arts is the lead commissioner of "Horizon."

Opening Oct. 28, "Shake Hands with the Devil" is a powerful documentary that is based on a book by Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, the man assigned by the United Nations to ensure peace was maintained in Rwanda in 1994. However, unsupported by U.N. headquarters, Dallaire and his soldiers were incapable of stopping a genocide that lasted 100 days, between April 6 and July 16, 1994. An estimated 800,000 were killed over that span.

White Pine Pictures, a Canadian documentary production company, followed Dallaire during his first return trip to Rwanda in April 2004.

"Shake Hands with the Devil" (not rated) is showing at the Ross Oct. 28 through Nov. 3.

In "2046," director Wong Kar-Wai follows the adventures of a womanizer who is writing a science fiction novel about a future in which all memories are suspended. The film shuttles between the Blade Runner-like world of Chow's futuristic novel and late-1960s Hong Kong - where the author writes from a hotel room, and engages in relationships with a series of beautiful, complex women.

"2046" (rated R) is showing at the Ross, Oct. 28 through Nov. 10.

Showtimes for both movies are available at or by calling the Ross film information line at 472-5353.



Museum hosts 'Art and the Animal'
American Life in Poetry
Book signing at UNL on Nov. 3
Documentary, adventure play at the Ross
Great Plains exhibition showcases new acquisitions
Lied hosts world premiere of Rinde Eckert's 'Horizon'
Theatre and Film to host TV, film professionals