Dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall

SYNOPSIS
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 

AWARDS
2015 AFI FILM FESTIVAL • Audience Award • Breakthrough Section 
2016 SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL • Independent Vision Award 
2016 ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL • Juice Award 
2016 SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL • One in a Million Award
2016 INDIE MEMPHIS • Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award 
2016 SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL - Clint Howard Character Actor Award
2016 El DORADO FILM FESTIVAL - Best Production Design
2016 EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL - Opening Night Film