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31 May 2019: Vox Lux


Vox Lux
Brady Corbet, 2018, 115 min

"Glitter-spritzed spectacle and 21st-century trauma collide in this audacious art pop musical. Built around an electrifying performance from Natalie Portman, Vox Lux traces the meteoric rise of Celeste who, after she survives a school shooting, becomes a teenage pop superstar and emblem of national healing. Eighteen years later, driven to the edge by drugs and the pressures of fame, Celeste prepares to mount an ambitious comeback when – halfway across the world – tragedy once again turns her life upside down. Interweaving original songs by Sia with a score by avant-garde icon Scott Walker, the sophomore feature from auteur-in-the-making Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader) is both a provocative dissection of celebrity culture and a delirious sensory explosion." – BAM

Part of our tribute to Scott Walker