'Take This Waltz' opens at the Ross

Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan in "Take This Waltz."
Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan in "Take This Waltz."

Director Sarah Polley's "Take this Waltz" opens today at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Also continuing to show is Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

"Take This Waltz" is rated R and plays through Aug. 23; "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is rated PG-13 and plays through Aug. 16.

In "Take this Waltz," Margot (played by Michelle Williams), a happily married woman, falls for Daniel (Luke Kirby), an artist who lives across the street.

When the two meet, their chemistry is intense and immediate. Margot initially suppresses the sudden attraction because of her marriage to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. However, when Margot learns Daniel lives across the street, the certainty about her domestic life shatters.

Margot and Daniel steal moments throughout a steaming Toronto summer and their attraction grows with their continued restraint.

Directed by Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” earned the Grand Jury Prize and Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

The film tells the story of Hushpuppy, an intrepid 6-year-old girl who lives with her father, Wink, in a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares Hushpuppy for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her.

That time comes too soon when Wink contracts a mysterious illness and nature goes crazy, with temperatures rising, ice caps melting and the release of an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

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