Danish provocateur Lars von Trier has described his film Melancholia as a "psychological disaster movie" and "a beautiful movie about the end of the world".
Some critics consider it to be one of the best films ever made about depression. Join UMass Boston Art and Cinema Studies Professor Sarah Keller to unpack the meaning of this gorgeous art house sci-fi epic.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Sarah Keller is professor of art and cinema studies at UMass Boston. She co-edited Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam University Press, 2012), and her books include Maya Deren: Incomplete Control (Columbia University Press, 2014), Anxious Cinephilia: Pleasure and Peril at the Movies (Columbia University Press, 2020), and Barbara Hammer: Pushing Out of the Frame (Wayne State University Press, 2021). She is founder and organizer of the Boston Cinema/Media Seminar.