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Strindberg & Cinema at the Silent Movie Theater


Looking for something different for your next night out at the movies? The August Strindberg Society of Los Angeles may have the answer for you. TASSLA (as the society is affectionately known), with the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and the Swedish Council of America is honoring the 100th anniversary of August Strindberg’s death with a special cinematic presentation.

Strindberg & Cinema - A Film Festival will take place at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles (on Fairfax near Beverly) May 8, 15 and 22. Each evening will provide a different perspective of the acclaimed playwright and his work, starting off on the 8th with a special focus on The Actor and Strindberg. Films and clips will include work by Laurence Olivier, Susan Strasberg and Lee Grant. Then on the 15th the attention will shift to Bergman on Strindberg with pieces that feature the talents of Liv Ullmann and Lena Olin, all under the direction of Sweden’s most renowned cinematic export. Finally, on the 22nd the focus will be on Bridging the Gap in Classic Theater. Recent Academy Award nominee, Max von Sydow will be featured among that night’s scheduled programing in the Cannes Grand Prix winner of 1951, Miss Julie.

Each evening will include an intermission, moderated speaker panel with special guests, and award winning cartoons. Be aware that some films will be un-dubbed with no subtitles! However, complete text will be supplied ala Opera style - how’s that for different and exciting? For a complete schedule and more information you can use the image above as a link to the program’s website.

The Silent Theater is located at 611 North Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood, CA 90036. Doors open at 7:00PM. You can call (323) 769-6263 for reservations. Admission is a suggested donation of $15.00, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. So, by all means take a chance on a unique movie going experience unlike any other in this season’s cinematic options. Come and be a part of something special in cinema - the celebration of one of the greatest talents the theater has ever known.

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