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Styx

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:34pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

An ER doctor embarks on a solo sailing trip to Ascension Island and comes across a sinking boat of refugees. "In the first, nearly wordless third of Wolfgang Fischer's thrillingly lean Styx, in filmmaking as crisp and slicing as a sea breeze, Suzanne Wolff's expert amateur sailor Rike embarks on a solo voyage across 5,000 km of open Atlantic, in a tiny, bright white sailboat called Asa Gray. And simply watching this one-woman-show of intense physical prowess is so absorbing that it's a double shock when she happens upon an overloaded refugee boat and the film's sails are suddenly fat with intractable dilemma." (Variety)"A blunt, breathless, and astoundingly unsentimental morality play that's told with the intensity of a ticking-clock thriller ...this tight sailor's knot of a movie offers a cold look at the broken math of the ongoing refugee crisis." (IndieWire) "Wolff is never less than mesmerizing in this role, which demands a performance that is, at times, more physical than emotive. She's like a dancer: straining and exerting in a ballet of movements that convey meaning not by words, but actions." (Washington Post)website: filmmovement.com/theatrical/film/styx

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Cornell Cinema, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Tags

movie, film, cinema, tfdcin, Movies, perfhum

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/styx

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Open To

Public

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