We show an independent or foreign film each month as a part of our Independent Film Movement Series. Join us this September for the German-Austrian film Styx.
"Premiering at the Berlinale, where it opened the Panorama Special section, STYX
is a work of unrelenting intensity and technical brilliance. ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX
is an astute modern day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits."1
When: Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 pm
Where: Main Library, Globe Room
Free admission. Ages 18 and up.
In English and German (with English subtitles).
1Styx. (n.d.) Retrieved August 15, 2019 from https://www.filmmovement.com/product/styx