"It marks the arrival of one of the most unique new voice's in American Cinema."
- James Kaelan, Bright Ideas
“One of the years most original debuts.”
- Peter Debruge, Variety
In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film playfully deconstructs the role of this woman, who encounters a world full of bold characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime. MA is a journey into the visceral and the surreal, interweaving ritual, performance, and the body as sculpture. The absence of dialogue stirs the senses, and leads us to imagine a new ending to this familiar journey. The virgin mother gives birth to our savior, but is also challenged to save herself.
Written/Directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall
Produced by Aaron Schnobrich, Lauren Smitelli
Executive Produced by Riel Roch Decter, Sebastian Pardo, Neal Bledsoe, Karl Kister
Cinematography by Ian Bloom
Edited by Iva Radivojevic
Production Designed by Jen Dunlap
Costume Designed by Allison Pearce
Music Composed by Brian McOmber
CAST: Celia Rowlson-Hall, Andrew Pastides, Amy Seimetz
Festivals: Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Ashland Film Festival and more...
“A wonderful film … Conceived miraculously.”
- Tasbeeh Herwees, Vice Magazine
"A silent film that is anything but quiet."
- Katie Walsh, The Playlist
“Astonishing, and easily one of the most brazen and beautiful independent films I’ve seen in years.”
- Susanna Locascio, Hammer To Nail