On Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. the Scarsdale Public Library will present “Styx.” Premiering at the Berlinale, where it opened the Panorama Special section, “Styx” is a work of unrelenting intensity and technical brilliance. Emergency room doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When she comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, “Styx” is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits.
With the main building on Olmsted Road closed for a major renovation, the session will be held at the Scarsdale Alternative School on Wayside Lane next to the Girl Scout House. Register at scarsdalelibrary.org or call 722-1302.
- Occurred Thursday, September 12th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm