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Free Advance Screening: Vox Lux (2018)

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USA | 110 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Brady Corbet

VOX LUX, A 20th Century Portrait, begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled, "Vox Lux," the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame.

"Even while being anti-pop, this movie isn't anti-pleasure; its craft is sumptuous and encompassing." - Glenn Kenny (RogerEbert.com) 

Assistive Screening Accommodations for Patrons with Disability:

  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification Available
  • Closed Captions and Visually Impaired Audio Description not available for this title

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union Members and their guests.

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