Films are shown in the Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Living Center (SLC). Admission, refreshments, and parking are free, although donations are welcome. The SLC is handicapped accessible.
Films start at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1 p.m. Lunch (not included) is available in the Kaffestuga, which is open until 3 p.m. every Saturday.
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After their public showing movies in our film series become part of the Library’s collection of DVDs available for borrowing.
January 19th – In Order of Disappearance- 2014
Nils is a snow plow driver and a model citizen. When Nils’ son is murdered for something he didn’t do, Nils, played by Stellan Skarsgård sets out to revenge his sons murder and sets off a blood feud. In Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, Serbian and German with English subtitles. 116 minutes.
February 16th – Lapland Odyssey 2 – 2015
Three years after the first Lapland Odyssey, Janne and Inari now have a daughter Lumi. Inari decides to have a girls night out with her friends and leaves Lumi in the care of Janne. Lumi gets taken during a carjacking so Janne has to get Lumi back before the girls night out is over. 87 minutes. In Finnish with English subtitles.
March 16th – A Hijacking – 2012
The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates. 103 minutes. In Danish, Swedish, English, Japanese and Somali with English subtitles.
April 20th – Border – 2018
A customs agent who can smell fear meets a man that she is intrigued by while assisting an investigation.
What he reveals will have her question her very existence. Sweden’s nomination for Best Foreign Film for the Academy Awards 2019. 110 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
May 25th – Thelma – 2017
A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results. Directed and co-written by Joachim Trier. 116 minutes. In Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles.
June 15th – Woman at War – 2018
Halla, a 50-year-old independent woman, wages a secret war on the aluminum industry which is damaging the local environment. She receives a letter that changes everything, there is a little girl in the Ukraine waiting to be adopted by her. Before she brings her adopted daughter home, she wages one last battle against the aluminum industry. 101 minutes. In Icelandic, Spanish, Ukrainian and English with English subtitles.