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.
November 17th – I Remember You – 2016
Based on the acclaimed novel by the “Queen of Icelandic Crime” Yrsa Sigurdardottir, this movie is about strangers connected by a disturbing, decades-old secret- a mystery that hold the key to a series of terrifying, supernatural events. 106 minutes. In Icelandic with English subtitles.
The Scandinavian Library and the SCC are proud to take part in the international celebration of Ingmar Bergman for the centennial with the following films:
October 19th at 7pm – Scenes from a Marriage – 1974
Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne and Johan through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners. 169 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
October 20th at 1:30pm – Saraband – 2005
Saraband, the follow-up to Scenes from a Marriage, follows Marianne and Johan thirty years after their divorce when Marianne impulsively decides to visit Johan at his isolated country retreat. 112 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
October 26th at 7pm – Autumn Sonata – 1978
A stunning union of Ingmar Bergman and Ingrid Bergman for their only joint effort. Ingrid plays a mother who, after forsaking her family for a music career, attempts a reconciliation with her oldest daughter through a night of painful revelation. 92 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
October 27th at 1:30pm – Persona – 1966
Actress Elisabet Vogler has stopped speaking and withdrawn completely. Under doctor’s orders, she’s taken to a remote seaside cottage by a nurse, Alma. Alma chats to fill the silence and gradually begins to lay bare her entire identity… until she discovers it is being coolly sucked away from her. 83 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
December 15th at 1:30pm – Fanny and Alexander – 1982
Through the eyes of 10-year-old Alexander, we witness the great delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling, convivial bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-century Sweden. 188 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Admission $8; $5 for SCC and Scandinavian Library members in advance or by showing your card the day of. Purchase tickets here.