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NYMPHOMANIAC / May 21- Last Chance!
May 4, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Last Chance to See Nymphomaniac Vol I – Wed at 7pm at the Back Door
Nymphomaniac is a remarkably eccentric sex epic that is OFTEN BRILLIANT and never simple-minded or dull. – The New Yorker
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts the erotic adventures of her life and her journey of self-discovery. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Slater, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe star in Lars von Trier’s two-part epic about gender roles, authoritarianism, religion, obsessive behavior, and lust. Danish filmmaker/provocateur Lars von Triers is perhaps best known for Dancer in the Dark, which starred Bjork and won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Volume II mark Lars von Trier’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed film, Melancholia. As widely reported, the films contain graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film.
“American studios,” Von Triers says, “give money to directors to educate them away from their creative fingerprint, even if that’s the reason they wanted them in the first place. I’ve avoided that fate. You have to fight the urge to do a big action movie. You avoid Batman.”
Volume 1 is 118 min; Volume II 124 min
An intellectual high-wire act, death-defying, dangerous, entertaining, and delighting in its own inventiveness and daring. – RogerEbert.com
If it weren’t for the explicit sexual encounters, this could be an Ibsen or a Strindberg play. –Chicago Tribune
HANG ON TO YOUR SEAT BACK, your Bible, or the hand of a friend. Nymphomaniac ravishes the brain and leaves you begging for more. –The Guardian
WHO NEEDS 50 SHADES OF GREY WHEN YOU’VE GOT LARS VON TRIER? A provocative, nuanced and even empathetic account of one woman’s attempts to understand and perhaps reconcile the factors that are bound up in sex. IT’S THE WORK OF A FLAMBOYANT SALESMAN AND A MAJOR ARTIST.” –Film Journal International
IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN AWAY! –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times