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Melancholia — January 14, 2012

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In this hauntingly beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a rogue planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

Although the film is about depression, it is anything but depressing and affords Kirsten Dunst a vehicle for a dazzling performance including screwball comedy when she shows up for the wedding in a manic state. An unlikely subject becomes spellbinding in the hands of Mr. von Trier.

A short film will be shown prior to screening of Melancholia. Join us.

Rated R

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