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VIRTUAL FILM TALK — FRED JÜSSI: THE BEAUTY OF BEING With Director Jaan Tootsen & David Rothenberg

April 10, 2021—7:00 pm8:00 pm

SAT—April 10—7 PM ET
Fred Jüssi: The Beauty of Being is available as Virtual Cinema from April 9 through April 15. Click here for tickets.

On Friday, April 9 at 7 PM ET, Scandinavian House will present a film talk with director Jaan Tootsen & author David Rothenberg (Nightingales in Berlin) on Fred Jüssi: The Beauty of Being, screening to virtual audiences throughout the U.S. from April 9-15.

The documentary Fred Jüssi: The Beauty of Being/Fred Jüssi. Olemise ilu looks at a biologist and nature writer who has built his life at the crossroads between nature and culture. A true philosopher of the outdoors, Jüssi has given deep consideration to the fundamental questions of being human. In contrast to an age where success has been defined by hard work, Fred Jussi: The Beauty of Being is a film about fruitful inline; a praise for “dolce far niente,” and a hymn for living slowly. Meandering along nature’s secret trails, gazing at clouds passing by, and falling into the sweet embrace of smoke rising from a campfire, with city noise and economic growth left far, far behind — as Fred Jüssi puts it: sometimes you just have to be sinfully slothful, and all by yourself.

With author David Rothenberg, director Jaan Tootsen will discuss the making of the film and the life of Fred Jüssi, who is internationally known for his work in discussing and popularizing nature topics.

The video will premiere at 7 PM ET on April 10 to launch the week of screenings, and will be accessible on this page via YouTube and Facebook through April 15.

For Virtual Cinema tickets for Fred Jüssi: The Beauty of Beingplease click here.

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April 10, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm