Unrated director's cut of 'House That Jack Built' showing one-night only in area theaters

The films of Danish auteur Lars von Trier are always provocative and polarizing, and “The House that Jack Built” is no exception. When it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May, it prompted both walkouts and a standing ovation.

An R-rated cut of the film is scheduled to be released nationwide in December. But a director’s cut of the film, sure to be grislier, will be shown for one-night only in theaters nationwide, including two in Connecticut.

The thriller stars Matt Dillon as a murderer whose every crime teaches him something new about himself. It also stars Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies and Bruno Ganz.

It will be screened Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Cinestudio, 300 Summit St. at Trinity College in Hartford; and at 7 p.m. at Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St. in New Haven.

Admission to Cinestudio is $10, $8 senior and student. Admission to Criterion Cinemas is $15. thehousethatjackbuilt.movie

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