The Swedish Challenge: Silent Cinema
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Series Pass $45 ($30 ASF Members)
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This two-part film series is built around the argument that the first Swedish “Golden Age” films constituted a significant challenge to filmmakers in the neighboring countries, as well as in Sweden itself — aesthetically, commercially, and culturally. By showing a variety of important but lesser-known Swedish “Golden Age” films in combination with artistically connected films from the surrounding countries, we’ll emphasize how the Swedish films functioned as a catalyst in the other Nordic countries for the conception of what a national cinema is and should be.Buy tickets/get more info now