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May 1 through 17, 2013
In conjunction with the ASF exhibition MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image, Scandinavia House presents a small survey of films about Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, delving in to the iconoclast’s life, multifaceted artistic concerns, and discursive influence – in art and film – through the ages.
May 15 & 17
Directed by Peter Watkins (Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, 1974). Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (Geir Westby) began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, the film also flashes back to the death from consumption of his mother, when he was five, his sister's death, and his near death at 13 from pulmonary disease.
The film finds enduring significance in Munch's brief affair with “Mrs. Heiberg” (Gro Fraas) and his participation in the café society of anarchist Hans Jæger (Kåre Stormark) in Christiania and later in Berlin with August Strindberg (Alf Kare Strindberg). Through it all Munch's melancholy and his desire to render on canvas, cardboard, paper, stone, and wood his innermost feelings are evident.
About the director
Peter Watkins (b. 1935) is an English film and television director. He was born in Norbiton, Surrey, lived in Sweden, Canada, and Lithuania for many years, and now lives in France. His movies, pacifist and radical, strongly review the limit of classic documentary and movies. Watkins mainly concentrates his works and ideas around the mass media and our relation/participation to a movie or television documentary.
Nearly all of Watkins’ films have used a combination of dramatic and documentary elements to dissect historical occurrences or possible near future events.
Special thanks to the Norwegian Film Institute and Shadow Distribution.
See also MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image in EXHIBITIONS section.
Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (Last seating @ 9 pm)
$31 per person ($27 ASF Members)
Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema and music with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Movie prix-fixe 2-course dinner menu. Available from 5 to10 pm (the last seating is at 9 pm), this ongoing offer features a selection of favorite dishes including herb-roasted chicken, cured gravlaks and Swedish meatballs, and includes one admission to that evening's film screening.
For reservations, please call Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House at 212.847.9745 or visit smorgas.com.
Only ASF Members may reserve film tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All films are subtitled in English. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.
Film screenings are held in Victor Borge Hall, named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House.