Directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall • Drama • With Kentucker Audley, Matt Lauria, Andrew Pastides, Michelle Perks, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Peter Vack • 2015 • 80 minutes
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.