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      Ma

      Released Jan 13, 2017 1 hr. 21 min. Drama List
      92% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 50% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score A virgin mother (Celia Rowlson-Hall) goes on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 03 Buy Now

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      Audience Member มันก็เรื่อยๆนะ ไม่ได้ดีไม่ได้แย่อะไร พอดูได้เพลินๆ Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Everything was bad about this movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Celia Rowlson-Hall's debut feature is an often entrancing piece, albeit one that walks a fine line between being meditative art, or an esoteric exercise. Intended to be a contemporary re-telling of the Virgin Mary, Ma is doused with plenty of religious iconography, but its merit comes from its more universal aesthetic. Just as Wim Wenders did in Paris, Texas, the film utilizes the transcendent potential for shooting in the American south-west, and it's captured in a fashion that's simply balletic. Containing almost no spoken dialogue, Celia Rowlson-Hall attempts to let her film speak through imagery and the sublime movements of her characters. The film never ceases to astonish on craft alone, and at times even feels like a roadside Cirque du Soleil, but as a whole the film's deliverance is diminutive. It's very difficult to ascertain exactly what Ma is trying to say, with its slight story and lesser-developed characters, and the self-serious feel conflicts with the more absurdist moments. Also, while the film is commendable for lacking dialogue, it's not entirely reasonable that this was necessary either, and it can feel like a gimmick. That said, Celia Rowlson-Hall's talents are on full display with this picture, and here's hoping that her next project will be more formative, whether it be cinema or a gallery installation. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Luke Y. Thompson Village Voice ...will probably have a longer life on film-school curricula than in any theater or home collection, but it's audacious enough to warrant attention now. Jan 15, 2017 Full Review Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com A bold and unique film that has 'personal' written all over it. No one else could have made it. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 13, 2017 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times Alternately sexy and silly, galvanic and gentle, "MA" is best enjoyed as a slide show of visual blessings and, sometimes, bafflements. Jan 12, 2017 Full Review Michael Sicinski MUBI Ma is a complex artwork that engages with movement and space to suggest a cinematic form of body-talk, a language of resistant gesture and queer-feminist transformation. Dec 19, 2017 Full Review Julia Raban The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Stick with it. It's worth the wait. Aug 21, 2017 Full Review Laurie Henzel Bust Magazine Ma is beautifully surreal experimental film written, directed and performed by choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hallthat uses gesture and image (no dialogue) to tell the story of one woman's traumatic pilgrimage of self discovery. Jan 18, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A virgin mother (Celia Rowlson-Hall) goes on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior.
      Director
      Celia Rowlson-Hall
      Executive Producer
      Karl Kister, Sebastian Pardo, Riel Roch-Decter, Mary Caulkins
      Screenwriter
      Celia Rowlson-Hall
      Distributor
      Factory 25
      Production Co
      Memory
      Genre
      Drama
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 13, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 3, 2017
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