Film Society KC presents VOX LUX with Alamo Drafthouse's Film Club on February 13th at 7PM! Get your FREE pair of tickets right now by clicking on this link! Just 10 pairs available. Please only claim tickets if you plan on coming. Thank you! :-)
Come for the film, and then join us in the Chesterfield Lounge afterwards for a discussion about it!
ABOUT THE FILM
Shifting in tone from minimal to exuberant, psychedelic to manic, Natalie Portman (BLACK SWAN) takes us on a dazzling journey through our troubled 21st century. With its electro-pop musical stylings composed by Australian pop genius Sia, VOX LUX throws glitter on our darkest moments.
A victim of a high school shooting (breakout star Raffey Cassidy, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, TOMORROWLAND) channels her suffering into a song that hits a national nerve, making her a star overnight. Fast-forward 20 years. Celeste, now played by Natalie Portman, mounts a comeback amid scandal and addiction with help from Jude Law, her sleazy but devoted manager. New trauma meets old demons, threatening not only her career but her sanity.
Described in the film as a “prisoner of a gaudy and untenable present that had reached an extreme in its cycle,” Celeste embodies the intersection between pop culture and violence – and shines a spotlight on the terrifying harmony between fame and despair.