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FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

FILM
More Masterpieces of Nordic Cinema

September 22 - November 17,

every Thursday, 7 - 9 pm

Nordia House

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $100

GENERAL ADMISSION: $150

Film production in the Nordic region has historically drawn from diverse cultural sources, each of which has left its unique mark on this transnational art form.  This workshop will provide an introduction to the origins and development of Scandinavian film covering the past 100 years. The focus will be to acquaint participants with the traditions, directors, themes and narrative styles of this broad and rich subject.

 

Our course will be conducted as a series of informal workshop sessions in which we learn about, savor and discuss the works below:

 

September 22        

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928); Carl Theodor Dreyer, director. 

Danish/French.

September 29        

The Swedenhielms (1935); Gustaf Molander, director. Swedish.

October 6               

Miss Julie (1951); Alf Sjöberg, director. 

Swedish.

 

October 13             

Summer with Monika (1953); Ingmar Bergman, director.

Swedish.

October 20             

Nine Lives (1957); Arne Skouen, director.

Norwegian.

 

October 27             

Drifting Clouds (1994); Aki Kaurismäki, director, Finnish.

November 3           

Headhunters (2011); Morten Tyldum, director. Norwegian.

November 10         

Force Majeure (2014); Ruben Östlund, director.

Swedish/Norwegian.

November 17         

Sami Blood (2016); Amanda Kernell, director.  Swedish.

 

About the Instructor:

Thomas Birnie holds a Ph.D. in German Literature, with a doctoral minor in Scandinavian Studies, from the University of Washington.  He has taught Scandinavian subjects at Portland State University since 1990 and is actively engaged in Nordic events locally.

Refunds: All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.