Nordic Film Series 2020

Films are shown in the Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Living Center (SLC). Admission, refreshments, and parking are free, although donations are suggested at $5/person. 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 18th – Pity the Lovers – 2019

Óskar and Maggi are brothers, social and easy going. Both are longing for love but have a difficult time nurturing close
relationships. A problem that they exhibit in opposite ways from each other. The veterinary Anna, is facing a life
changing decision that Óskar unwittingly influences. The young wanna-be artist Ingibjörg tries to become a grown-up as
fast as she can and the 13-year-old friends Danni T and Danni M plod on with their daily life, which increasingly takes
place in Óskar’s house. 89 minutes. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

February 15th – Borg vs McEnroe – 2017

It’s the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport
both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a
record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John
McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf). 108 minutes. In Swedish and English with English subtitles.

March 21st – The Grump – 2014

The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty
much everything that’s been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin The Grump’s day. Our story unfolds as The
Grump takes a fall from his basement steps, hurting his ankle. He has to spend a weekend in Helsinki to attend physical
therapy and lives with his son and daughter-in-law who is a career woman. 107 minutes. In Finnish with English
subtitles.

April 18th – A Fortunate Man- 2018

A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride
propelling him threatens to be his ruin. 162 minutes. In Danish with English subtitles.

May 23rd – The 12th Man – 2017

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away… 135 minutes. In
Norwegian with English subtitles.

June 20th – Arctic – 2018

A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift
camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. 98 minutes. In Danish and
English with English subtitles.

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