Dancer in the Dark

Monday, October 14, 2013

Post-film discussion with Jacolby Satterwhite! 35mm print

Icelandic songstress and alterna-gay icon Björk stars in director Lars von Trier’s Palme d’Or winning musical melodrama about a good-hearted factory worker who toils to save enough money for an operation to cure her son of the same genetic blindness that she’s been afflicted with. Caught in tragic circumstances, Selma retreats into imaginary musical numbers to express her sorrow and pain. For our guest artist Jacolby Satterwhite, von Trier’s blending of realism, fantasy and surrealism was a major inspiration on his thrilling, critically heralded video and performance work.

  • Country Spain/Argentina/Denmark/Germany/Netherlands/Italy/USA/UK/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway
  • Rating R
  • Year 2000
  • Running Time 140 minutes
  • Director Lars von Trier

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