United States | 2015 | Celia Rowlson-Hall
In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage—told entirely through movement—a pregnant woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest to give birth in Las Vegas. Deconstructing gender roles and reinventing the hero’s journey, MA turns an archetypal American road trip (gas stations, motel rooms, convenience stores, etc.) into a voyage into the visceral and the surreal—interweaving ritual, performance, and the body as sculpture. Choreographer and director Celia Rowlson-Hall stars in her feature debut, which The Village Voice calls “audacious enough to warrant attention.” “One of the year’s most original debuts…The cinematic medium has seldom felt as free.” –Variety. DCP. 81 min.
This program supported by the Charles Lang Bergengren Memorial Film Fund.
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