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Kanopy Film Club presents – Dancer in the Dark
November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday November 24, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Kanopy Film Club presents ‘Dancer in the Dark’ Friday 24 November, 2023 @ 2:00pm Port Library.
In an award-winning role Björk stars as Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music. Specifically, the all-singing, all-dancing routines found in classic Hollywood musicals. But Selma harbours a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight and her 10 year-old son stands to suffer the same fate if she can’t put away enough money to secure him an operation. When a desperate neighbour falsely accuses Selma, the drama of her life escalates to a magnificent and tragic finale.
Also starring Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare and Joel Grey, DANCER IN THE DARK is an astonishing and triumphant musical melodrama that will stay with you forever.
Golden Globes nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Björk. Cannes Film Festival 2000 winner for Best Actress, Björk, and winner of the Palme d’Or, Lars von Trier.
“Everything about Bjork and Dancer in the Dark is enigmatic in an uncomfortable dissecting way that shows beauty in the crudest way, and crudeness in the complexity of advanced social mores.” – Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com