'Albert Nobbs', 'Oscar Shorts 2012' play the Ross

Mia Wasikowska and Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Mia Wasikowska and Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"

The film "Albert Nobbs" and the "Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012" are showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. "Albert Nobbs," nominated for three Academy Awards, plays through Feb. 23. The Oscar short films show through Feb. 16.

Starring Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs" is about a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Close plays Nobbs, who after some 30 years after donning men's clothing, finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.

"Albert Nobbs" has been nominated for three Academy Awards — Best Actress for Close; Best Supporting Actress for Janet McTeer; and Best Makeup.

The "Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012" features a collection of nominees in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary Shorts categories. A complete list of the programs featured is available on the Ross website.

For more information, including show times, go to http://www.theross.org or call 402-472-5353.

More details at: http://www.theross.org