Summer Music SEASON
Scott Walker, Sia, Willem Dafoe feature, alongside Natalie Portman in sensational form.
Director: Brady Corbet
Cast includes: Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Stacy Martin
114Mins / 2019 / Usa
Natalie Portman delivers a sensational performance as pop diva Celeste, a 13-year-old music prodigy who survives a horrific school shooting in 1999. Her talent shines through during the memorial service when she sings a song that touches the hearts of the mourners. Guided by her sister and a talent manager, the young girl transforms into a rising pop star with a promising future.
Eighteen years later, Celeste now finds herself on the comeback trail when a scandal, personal struggles and the pitfalls of fame threaten her career.
Featuring a magnificent score from Scott Walker and songs by Sia, plus arch narration from Willem Dafoe that sets the action at a cool remove, Vox Lux reveals Corbet anew as one of the most dynamic contemporary American filmmakers and offers a stunning showcase for Portman, who evinces a jaw-dropping confidence and elan as the imperious Celeste.
This screening is part of our annual Summer Music Season of films. See which music-themed films are coming up this season, including Scott Walker, New York Dolls, Aretha Franklin and more.