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ANTICHRIST and UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US: The Ritz gets unholy for the holidays!

Stunning black metal documentary UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US opens Friday!
Controversial, beautiful mindwrecker ANTICHRIST opens Friday too!

This weekend, The Alamo Ritz will unveil two of the most masterfully made and potentially disturbing films of the decade!

Lars Von Trier's ANTICHRIST has already cemented a reputation for crowd-pleasing and stomach-turning from ONE SINGLE SCREENING at Fantastic Fest '09. It is explicit, it is challenging, it is grotesque, it has been called offensive, misogynistic and dangerous...but it has also been called a masterpiece and perhaps the Danish auteur's finest work.

Charlotte Gainsbourg (who won best Actress for the role at Cannes) and Willem Defoe star as an unnamed couple seeking comfort in their country home after the sudden death of their child. While in their forest retreat, as summed up by the unofficial slogan of Fantastic fest '09, "chaos reigns."

ANTICHRIST tickets are HERE!

On the all-too-real side of the coin, UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US is a feature length documentary chronicling the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-'90s when a rash of suicides, murders and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans worldwide.

To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky. Featuring: Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell, Varg Vikernes, Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg, Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, Ivar Bjornson, Abbath and Demonaz Doom Occulta, Kris "Garm" Rygg, Bjarne Melgaard, Harmony Korine and more.



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