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Melancholia is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier. In this beautiful tale about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine’s sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco; as family tensions mount and relationships fray, a planet called Melancholia begins hurtling directly towards Earth.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"The best film of von Trier's storied career"
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"A potent beauty of a film, and Kirsten Dunst gives an incomparable performance"
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

This film is part of the Magnolia Pictures @ 20 series.

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