Film Series Presents ‘Black Swan’

| May 16, 2012

The Webster University Film Series presents Black Swan, Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium.

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BLACK SWAN (Darren Arnofsky, 2010, USA, 108 min.) Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is chosen to dance the role of Swan Queen in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 psychological thriller Black Swan. Fragile and beautiful, Nina dances the part of the innocent white swan with perfect technique.

A ruthless impresario pressures her to let go and lose herself to be able to dance the seductive and aggressive black swan part, while Nina’s mother, a former ballet dancer who left the corps to have Nina, pressures her to remain an innocent sweet girl.

Between her mother’s envy, the impresario’s sexualized cruelty, and the threat of being replaced by Lily, who dances the black swan with abandon and sensual ease, Nina, in anguish, begins to hallucinate and lose her mind. Philosophy Department chair and professor Britt-Marie Schiller will lead the post-screening discussion

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Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni, $4 for Webster University staff and faculty, and free to Webster University students with valid Webster I.D.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.


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