First shown as a work-in-progress at Tribeca, New York-based choreographer and filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall’s feature debut “MA” will have its world premiere at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival as part of the Venice Days Selection. After working with directors such as Gaspar Noe and Lena Dunham, Celia Rowlson-Hall handles directing, screenwriting and acting duties herself in “MA.” Andrew Pastides and Amy Seimetz (“Upstream Color”) co-star.
Exclusive ‘MA’ Poster Provides a Vision of Modern Day Mother Mary
Exclusive 'MA' Poster Provides a Vision of Modern Day Mother Mary
“MA” is a modern-day tale of Mother Mary, who ventures across the arid backdrop of the American Southwest to give birth to a savior. Along her way to Las Vegas, Mary encounters a visceral and abstract world, replete with characters both scary and sublime. In the film, Rowlson-Hall, who was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, exhibits not only her skills as a filmmaker but also as a choreographer. The film lacks dialogue entirely, and instead it tells its imaginative story of pilgrimage through motion.
“MA” promises to be a visually distinctive and unconventional film that deconstructs a traditional story. The poster’s stark portrait of Rowlson-Hall as Mary offers the first of what are sure to be many striking images from the film. Check out the poster above.