Catch a showing of Earth Mama (2023, Rated R) playing at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Through its profound storytelling and meticulous camerawork, this compassionate exploration of Black motherhood captures the essence of a woman’s struggle against an oppressive legal system. Tia Nomore delivers a remarkable performance as Gia, a pregnant mother fighting to regain custody of her children. The nurturing directorial approach transforms the melancholic story into a precious portrait, unearthing unexpected and humanizing details that explore the strength and resilience of Gia’s community as she navigates a world that often feels isolating. You might want to grab some tissues along with your popcorn.