The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation from the Uppsala International Short Film Festival. This series is presented in partnerships with the ASI’s Kaffestuga Friends, the Somali Museum of Minnesota and the Jewish Community Relations Council: Minnesota & the Dakotas.
January 11: Astrid – 1p.m.
January 25: Bikes vs. Cars – 6:30 p.m.
February 8: Viskan Miracles – 1p.m.
February 12: Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival – 2pm ($5 advance/$10 door)
February 22: Nice People – 6:30 p.m.
March 8: Short Films Compilation – 1 p.m.
March 15: Short Films Compilation – 6:30 p.m.
January 11th, 1:00 pm
Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof — Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold 150 million and she is considered one of the world’s ten most-read authors. This film brings her work to life for a new generation. Director: Kristina Lindström /Cast: Karin Nyman, Astrid Lindgren, Gunvor Runström, Kerstin Kvint, Lennart Hyland
Bikes vs Cars
January 25th, 6:30 pm
The bicycle can be an amazing tool for change. Climate change and gridlock are catalysts for people around the world to turn to the bicycle as a solution for road rage and poor city planning with daily hazards leading bicyclists to demand safe lanes. Director: Fredrik Gertten
February 8th, 1:00 pm
Bjarne and Malin live on the banks of the Ljungan. Bjarne's father-in-law, Halvar, lives on the other side of the river. They have never seen eye to eye. The now 20-year-long conflict is based on class misconceptions, past grievances and inheritance issues. One day, Malin crosses the river to persuade Halvar to guarantee a loan for Bjarne and the unlucky streak continues. Director & screenplay: John O. Olsson. Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Lia Boysen, Evelina Alexanderson, Andrea Wikman, Ingvar Hirdwall, Marika Lindström
Where Is Elle Kari And What Happened To Noriko-San?
February 12th, 2:00pm (part of Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival $5 advance | $10 door)
A poignant reminder of vanishing childhood, this documentary follows Israeli filmmaker Dvorit Shargal as she searches from Finland to Japan and Holland to Israel for the subjects of the popular 1950’s children’s book series, Children of the World. Created by the Jewish-Swedish photographer Anna Riwkin-Brick, many of the books were written by Astrid Lingren. A film by Dvorit Shargal (in Hebrew, English, Japanese and Swedish, with English subtitles)
The film is shown as part of the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival with a separate charge to support the festival. $5 in Advance | $10 at the Door.
Tickets available at tcjfilmfest.org or by calling (952) 381-3499.
February 22nd, 6:30 pm
Join the Somali Museum and the American Bandy Association to celebrate this unique multi-cultural sports team story! Young men who fled the war in Somalia now live in a rural Swedish town where integration is tough. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea; why not use sports to bring people together? The goal: to create the first ever Somali national bandy team and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. This is a story about racism and fear, but also about bravery and facing new challenges. Directors Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson. Shown with “Swedish” styled popcorn & Somali Tea (shaah).
Short Films Compilation
March 8th, 1:00 pm or March 15th, 6:30 pm
With a rich and exciting variety of styles, these short films show the breadth and quality of contemporary Swedish filmmaking. Highlighting images and voices seldom found in the cinema, the films share an unmistakable Nordic streak of dark humor. Compilation from Uppsala International Short Film Festival.
All film screenings are free. Pre-registration is not required. The Feb. 12 Jewish Film Festival has a fee of $5 in advance/$10 at the door.