Cinematheque Series: Styx

April 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12 // $8.75 Members

Rike is forty, a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She is educated, confident, determined and committed, and she intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfill her long-cherished dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic.

She’s enjoying a carefree holiday when a storm hits—and, it its wake, her beautiful adventure turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby. Nearly a hundred people are stranded, about to drown. And Rike has to make a momentous decision.

“Its dizzying strength is as a visceral journey, a detour from the privileged freedom represented by a horizon to the tragic limbo of displacement, an ocean that’s both a confinement and an abyss.” —Los Angeles Times

German with English subtitles

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