In the Spring 2018 Curtis L. Carlson Distinguished Lecture at Scandinavia House, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, joins us on May 9 for a conversation on Icelandic film, family, and football. The Curtis L. Carlson Distinguished Lecture Series was created by the Carlson Family Foundation to support public discourse on issues and topics of particular relevance to the people of the United States and the Nordic nations.

Following the lecture and a Q&A, we will be hosting a private screening of the film The Falcons /Víti í Vestmannaeyjum, directed by Bragi Thor Hinriksson (Iceland, 2018). Every year, a major football tournament for kids takes place in the Westman Islands, off the south coast of Iceland. This year, ten-year-old Jón, who is competing at the event with his team, will have to grow up faster than he expected, both on and off the pitch.

Iceland 100

In celebration of the centenary of Iceland’s independence and sovereignty, Scandinavia House and the Consulate of Iceland in New York bring you an Icelandic movie of the month through 2018.

For more about the centenary, please visit the website.


May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

Image courtesy the Office of the President of Iceland

WED—May 9, 2018—7 PM
Post-lecture screening—7:30 PM
free, RSVP required