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                                                                  “one of the years most original debuts”                                                                                        - Peter Debruge, Variety                            “never-quite-seen-anything-like-it desert bound Biblical ode”                                                - Sarah Salovaara, Filmmaker Magazine                                   “a wonderful film … conceived miraculously”                                            - Tasbeeh Herwees, Vice Magazine “astonishing, and easily one of the most brazen and beautiful                                independent films I’ve seen in years”                        - Susanna Locascio, HammerToNail.com
“one of the years most original debuts”  - Peter Debruge, Variety “never-quite-seen-anything-like-it desert bound Biblical ode” - Sarah Salovaara, Filmmaker Magazine “a wonderful film … conceived miraculously”  - Tasbeeh Herwees, Vice Magazine “astonishing, and easily one of the most brazen and beautiful independent films I’ve seen in years”  - Susanna Locascio, HammerToNail.com
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Way Too Indie • Sun Valley Review • March 6th, 2016
Filmmaker Magazine • Tribeca 2015 - April 21st, 2015
Hammer to Nail • Women Who Wander - May 14th, 2015
Moveable Fest • Celia Rowlson-Hall On The Movement of “MA” - December 2nd, 2015
Indiewire - The Playlist • AFI Fest - November 11th, 2015
Reviews
Interviews
Filmmaker Magazine • “We Basically Had Pianos Falling The Whole Time" - September 30th, 2015
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Bright Ideas Magazine • Celia Rowlson-Hall: Heresy, Heatstroke, and The Insurgent Feminism of MA - Cover Story • Winter & Spring 2016
Rowe Reviews • November 10th, 2015
Variety • Venice Film Festival - September 2nd, 2015
Vice.com •  If The Virgin Mary Went to Vegas - September 27th, 2015
Twitch Film • A Mesmerizing Study in Movement and Myth - November 22nd, 2015
MAY 19th @ 7:00pm •  Local Color at Nitehawk Cinema Brooklyn, NY
Venice Days 2015 - Venice, Italy
MAY 19th - 22nd • First Look at Philadelphia Film Society Philadelphia, PA
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Tribeca 2015 / MoMA (Work in Progress Screening) - New York, NY, USA
Black Nights Film Festival 2015 - Tallinn, Estonia
Sun Valley Film Festival 2016 - Ketchum, ID 
American Film Festival - Poland 2015 - Wroclaw, Poland
Ashland Film Festival 2016 - Ashland, OR
Upcoming Screenings:
Previous Screenings:
Sarasota Film Festival 2016 - Sarasota, FL
Rotterdam Film Festival 2016 - Amsterdam
AFI Fest 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Warsaw Film Festival 2015 - Warsaw, Poland
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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. 
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Celia Rowlson-Hall graduate from North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography. She immediately moved to New York on a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for choreography and also began her career as a professional dancer, earning a prestigious Bessie Award for her performance. She quickly moved into choreographing for film and television, working with directors such a Gaspar Noe and Lena Dunham. She has also choreographed VMA award wining music videos for bands such as MGMT, Chromeo, Sleigh Bells and was named one of 2015 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Bringing her experience of choreography and performance to the screen, over the past few years Celia has written and directed over fifty short films and videos. These videos have garnered several awards including an Emmy nomination and have been screened at festivals such as SXSW, SFIFF, Rooftop Films, Glasgow, French and German television, and art fairs such as the Armory Show, Performa, and the New Museum. www.celiarowlsonhall.com 
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