Golden Globe nominee and winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Östlund’s The Square lampoons contemporary art. Christian (Claes Bang) is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
Ruben Östlund / 2017 / SWEDEN, DENMARK, US / 142 min
“[The Square is] funny, has an act that turns a person’s world and family upside down, has lots of uncomfortable situations, and uses a dash of surrealism.” – Charles Mudede, The Stranger
“The Square is both outlandishly funny and biting” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“This is a movie with a lot on its mind, from art to altruism to the so-called bystander effect, and it could function as a Rorschach test for its audience, reflecting viewers’ anxieties and insecurities right back at them.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club
SCREENING: 1/12 9:00PM; 1/14 5:00PM; 1/16 9:00PM; 1/17 6:30PM; 1/18 4:00PM & 9:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.