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exhibition icon Exhibition
film icon Films
film icon Special Film Screening
music icon Concerts
performing arts icon Performing Arts

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Please visit www.scandinaviahouse.org for a complete schedule of public programs.

 
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Lectures & Literary Programs

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

From Neutral Voice to Active Partner,
Sweden’s Changing Role in World Politics with ASF Visiting Lecturer Jan Joel Andersson

From Neutral Voice to Active Partner
Sweden’s Changing Role in World Politics
ASF Visiting Lecturer Jan Joel Andersson
Monday, April 16, 6:30 pm
Free

Sweden’s foreign and security policies underwent dramatic transformations following the end of the Cold War. ASF Visiting Lecturer and Swedish Institute of International Affairs Senior Research Fellow Jan Joel Andersson draws upon his research to examine Sweden’s evolving role in world politics.
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Exhibition

3rd Floor Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 pm. Free admission.

NOW OPEN!
Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers
Through Saturday, June 30, 2012

Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers

The American-Scandinavian Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Fellowship program with an exhibition featuring the work of three recent grant recipients -- Stephen Hilyard, Simen Johan, and Lydia Anne McCarthy – who have emerged as innovators in the field of contemporary landscape photography. The exhibition offers a unique look at hybrid photographs where disparate and sometimes dissonant images are woven together to create new, hypothetical landscapes.
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Films

Only ASF Members may reserve tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing film_reservation@amscan.org.
All films are subtitled in English. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.

New Nordic Cinema
Through May 4, 2012
Wednesdays @ 7 pm & Fridays @ 6:30 pm (Please note new Wednesday screening start time)
$10 ($7 ASF Members)

Scandinavia House brings some of the most influential and successful Nordic films to New York audiences this spring with films from Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Norway, and Sweden.
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Glowing Stars/I taket lyser stjärnorna

SWEDEN
Glowing Stars/I taket lyser stjärnorna

April 18 & 20

Directed by Lisa Siwe (Sweden, 2009). Jenna lives two parallel lives. While experiencing the thrills and sensations of adolescence, her mom is dying. Jenna struggles with finding herself while facing the fear of having to continue life without her mom.
90 min.
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VIEW TRAILER (no subtitles)

DENMARK
Submarino

April 25 & 27

Submarino

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark, 2010). A story about two estranged brothers, marked by a childhood of gloom. Today, Nick’s life is drenched in alcohol and plagued by violence, while his kid brother, a single parent, struggles to give his son a better life. Their paths cross, making confrontation inevitable, but is redemption possible?
110 min.
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Special thanks to the Danish Film Institute, Film Movement, the Finnish Film Foundation, Focus Features, the Norwegian Film Institute, Strand Releasing, and the Swedish Film Institute.

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.

Images from the Edge: Classic & Contemporary Icelandic Cinema
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Wednesday, April 18 through Thursday, April 26, 2012
ASF Members receive the Affiliate rate of $9/ticket or buy tickets to 4 different films for the price of 3.
Online: select Affiliate on the online purchase page for individual tickets or select Get the Package to receive the 4 for 3 deal
In person: Show ASF Member ID at the Walter Reade Theater box office

The Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
NYC

MORE INFO
VIEW TRAILER

 
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Special Film Screening

Only ASF Members may reserve tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing film_reservation@amscan.org.
All films are subtitled in English. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.

Headhunters/Hodejegerne

Advance Screening
Headhunters/Hodejegerne
Monday, April 23, 7 pm
Free

Directed by Morten Tyldum (Norway, 2011) & based on the novel by Jo Nesbø. Everybody wants something. Nobody gets it for free. Not without stepping over corpses. The headhunt has begun.
98 min.
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Special thanks to Magnolia Pictures.

 
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Concerts

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

New Accordionist Veli Kujala

Accordionist Veli Kujala
Thursday, April 26, 8 pm
$15 ($10 ASF Members)

Internationally-acclaimed Finnish concert accordionist, composer, and inventor of the quartertone accordion Veli Kujala makes his New York debut in a concert featuring his Hyperchromatic Counterpoint, pieces by contemporary Finnish composers Sampo Haapamäki and Olli Virtaperko, and transcriptions for concert accordion of music by Jean Sibelius, Niccolo Paganini, and J.S. Bach.
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Co-presented with the Finlandia Foundation, New York Metropolitan Chapter.

The Raven's Kiss

The Raven’s Kiss
An Operatic Tale of Iceland
Tuesday, May 15, 8 pm
$15 ($10 ASF Members)

When a ravishing woman with a mysterious past arrives one morning, the inhabitants of a small Icelandic town learn that change can be both painful and joyful. Set against a land of austere beauty, this tragic love tale challenges us to examine our motivations carefully and to deal with ourselves honestly.
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Co-presented with The American Scandinavian Society of New York.

Concerts held in Victor Borge Hall – named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House – are supported in part by The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, The Louise and Karl Andrén Fund for Musical Performance, The Victor Borge Hall Endowment Fund, and The Dunard Fund.

 
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Performing Arts

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

MorphosesInsights
Dance + Film/Pontus Lidberg
Thursday, May 3, 7 pm
$15 ($10 ASF Members)

Morphoses Insights
Dance + Film/Pontus Lidberg

MorphosesInsights is a series of intimate events that bring together creators, dancers, and audiences for the purpose of illuminating the creative process. Join Swedish choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg and some of his closet collaborators as they discuss the process of building a new evening-length dance and the film at the center of it all: Lidberg’s Labyrinth Within.
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Co-presented by Morphoses.

 
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Kids & Families

For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email event_reservation@amscan.org.

Jewelry Workshop for Kids
with Designers Piia Keto and Marjo Kuusinen of Kaksitvå

Jewelry Workshop for Kids
with Designers Piia Keto & Marjo Kuusinen of Kaksitvå
Saturday, May 12, 1 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members), ages 5-10
Pre-registration required.

Jewelry can be made from silver, gold, and precious stones, or from recycled materials like paper, fabric, or even old cell phones! In this children’s workshop, Kaksitvå designers Piia Keto and Marjo Kuusinen will show kids how to make their own simple, but innovative and exciting creations.
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ASF Members

Become an ASF Member!
For more information, call the ASF Membership Coordinator, 212.779.3587, ext. 715, email mem@amscan.org, or visit www.amscan.org/membership.

Support the ASF's century-old mission of promoting cultural and educational exchange between the U.S. and Scandinavia. As a member you will receive great benefits including discounts on tickets to programs at Scandinavia House; invitations to exhibition openings and exclusive member-only events; first access to ASF publications; access to the The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center and Special Children's installations (Family Associate Members & above); and more.
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The Shop @ Scandinavia House

The Shop @ Scandinavia House

Monday-Saturday, 12-6 pm, Wednesday, 12-7 pm, & Sunday, 12-5 pm.
For more information please call 212.847.9737.

The Shop @ Scandinavia House features distinctive home design and tableware, art glass, textiles, luxurious sweaters and accessories, unique jewelry, handmade clogs and children's books, as well as your favorite Scandinavian food specialties and candies. Present your ASF membership card for a discount on every purchase in The Shop @ Scandinavia House.

 
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Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House

For more information, please call Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House at 212.847.9745 or visit www.smorgas.com.
To join Smörgås Chef's mailing list, please contact office@smorgas.com.

Smörgås Chef

Dinner & a Movie and Dinner & a Concert
Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (last seating @ 9 pm)
Dinner & a Movie: $31 per person ($27 ASF Members)
Dinner & a Concert: $34 per person ($29 ASF Members)

Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema and music with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef Restaurant @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Movie and Dinner & a Concert three-course prix fixe dinner menu. Available from 5 to 10 pm, these ongoing offers feature a selection of favorite dishes including herb-roasted chicken, cured gravlaks and Swedish meatballs, and include one admission to that evening's film screening or concert.

 
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Nordic in New York

To submit your Nordic in New York event for inclusion in this section, please email kate@amscan.org

Nordic Films @ the 11th Tribeca Film Festival

Scandinavian Films @ the 11th Tribeca Film Festival
Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 29, 2012
Single tickets went on sale Tuesday, April 10, for American Express Cardmembers, and go on sale Monday, April 16, for the general public. Check the Box Office for more details.
Download a PDF of the 2012 Film Guide Schedule
Download a PDF of Scandinavian Films at the Tribeca Film Festival

Rat King*
*International premiere

Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 6
Friday, April 20, 11:30 pm @ AMC Loews Village 7 – 3
Friday, April 27, 3 pm @ AMC Loews Village 7 – 1

Directed & written by Petri Kotwica (Finland, 2011). Juri spends his days absorbed in his computer gaming world. When his internet ally Niki turns up at his door fearing for his life because of a mysterious new online game, Juri eagerly follows him down the rabbit hole in this taut, violent thriller.
93 min.
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VIEW TRAILER

Clearview Cinemas
260 West 23rd Street (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
NYC

AMC Loews Village 7
66 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street
NYC

Jackpot/Arme Riddere
Saturday, April 21, 10 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 5
Monday, April 23, 6 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 6
Friday, April 27, 11:30 pm @ AMC Loews Village 7 – 3

Directed by Magnus Martens (Norway, 2011) & written by Jo Nesbø. Oscar Svendsen wakes up surrounded by eight corpses and with a gun pointed at him by a detective. During his interrogation a bloody and darkly comic story of betrayal, murder, and lottery winnings emerges – but is this the whole story?
90 min.
READ MORE & VIEW TRAILER

Clearview Cinemas
260 West 23rd Street (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
NYC

AMC Loews Village 7
66 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street
NYC

Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal/Eddie*
*North American Premiere

Friday, April 20, 8:30 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 4
Saturday, April 21, 11:30 pm @ AMC Loews Village 7 – 3
Saturday, April 28, 11:59 pm @ AMC Loews Village 7 – 1

Directed by Boris Rodriguez (Denmark/Canada, 2011). Onetime art star Lars Olafssen accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, and along with it the guardianship of the offbeat town’s neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Lars uncovers a dark and violent secret about Eddie’s nocturnal impulses.
83 min.
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Clearview Cinemas
260 West 23rd Street (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
NYC

AMC Loews Village 7
66 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street
NYC

Ballroom Dancer*
*North American Premiere

Saturday, April 21, 5:30 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 4
Monday, April 23, 5:30 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 4
Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 4
Saturday, April 28, 3:30 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 6

Directed by Andreas Koefoed & Christian Bonke (Denmark, 2011). Subtly depicting a professional Latin dance pair’s shifting relationship through gestures, glances, and the dance itself, this moving documentary follows one duo’s quest for love and redemption.
84 min.
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Clearview Cinemas
260 West 23rd Street (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
NYC

Certain People/Katinkas Kalas
*International Premiere

Sunday, April 22, 4 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 5
Thursday, April 26, 9:45 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 8
Friday, April 27, 6:45 pm @ Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 8

Directed by Levan Akin (Sweden, 2012). A small group of friends gather at Katinka’s summer house to celebrate her birthday. During the course of the evening, the group’s invisible social rules begin to stretch, contempt starts to grow, and hidden prejudices flare up.
105 min.
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Clearview Cinemas
260 West 23rd Street (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
NYC

 

The Ungovernables
2012 New Museum Triennial
including Finnish Artist Pilvi Takala
Through Sunday, April 22, 2012
General admission $14 ($12 Seniors; $10 Students; Free Under 18 & Members); Free admission every Thursday from 7 pm -9 pm

The New Museum
Floors 2, 3, 4, 5, & Lobby Gallery
235 Bowery
NYC
More info

We Are Serenades
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30 pm)
$12 advance ($14 day of show), 21+

Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston Street
NYC
More info

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