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Cinema Essentials Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Sorry, no popcorn!
Exhibition film seasons and film festivals at the Southeast Museum of Photography are co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research at Daytona State College.
CINEMA ESSENTIALS - Select Fridays at 1:30 pm
What are the most important, the most respected and perhaps the most revered movies in cinema history? Which directors have shaped modern film and cinematic story-telling and left a lasting mark on the genre? This is the first in a continuing series of sustained explorations of the masterworks of modern cinema. Delving deep into the entire vision of some of cinema’s greatest directors, the series starts with the essential masterpieces of Sweden’s Ingmar Bergman. From his early, lyrical character studies to the dramatic sweep of his penetrating epics, Bergman’s vision and style remains unmistakable and fresh today.

Winter Light   Winter Light
September 7 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1963) 81 min.

The second in a trilogy of dramas that explores religious faith and doubts in a visual and provocative manner. The film follows Tomas Ericsson, pastor of a small rural Swedish church, as he deals with a crisis of his spiritual beliefs. Bergman said that he came to know who he really was through the making of this film.

Virgin Spring   The Virgin Spring
September 14 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1960) 89 min.

Set in medieval Sweden, a revenge tale about a father's merciless response to the rape and murder of his young daughter. As a deeply religious man, he begins to question the efficacy of a God that would allow his daughter's death, and permit so bloody a retribution. Inspired by a medieval Swedish ballad, the film begins with a scene of unspeakable brutality and ends with an image of uncommon beauty. Received the "best foreign picture" Academy Award in 1961.

Through a Glass Darkly   Through a Glass Darkly
September 21 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1961) 89 min.

The first of what came to be called Bergman’s "chamber dramas," which positioned four characters in one place as they interacted with each other like a string quartet; this moody family drama takes place during a twenty-four hour period on a remote island, after Karin (Harriet Andersson) has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and is suffering from severe mental illness.

Smiles of a Summer Night   Smiles of a Summer Night
September 28 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1955) 108 min.

The first of Bergman's films to bring the director international success, it was on TIME magazine's "100 Movies" list of the best movies of all time. Considered a comic masterpiece, the film takes place around the turn of the twentieth century and revolves around the switching of partners on a summer night.

Hour of the Wolf   Hour of the Wolf
October 5 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1968) 90 min.

An artist in crisis is haunted by bizarre and disturbing visions from the past while spending a summer on a secluded windy island with his pregnant wife. As the visions reveal secrets, a domestic squabble occurs which leads to tragedy. "The hour of the wolf" refers to the time between midnight and dawn during which the wolf is said to lurk outside people's doors - it is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fears.

Fanny and Alexander   Fanny and Alexander
October 12 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, France, W. Germany, 1982) 188 min.

The story is set during 1907–09 in the Swedish town of Uppsala where a young boy, his sister, and their well-to-do family enjoy a happy life until the father’s sudden death. When their mother finds a new suitor, his stern and unforgiving rule creates an unlivable home for the children. Soon they live as virtual prisoners until an old friend intervenes and smuggles the children out of the house - with the story ending on a mainly happy, life-affirming note. The film won four Academy awards in 1984.

Persona   Persona
October 19 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1966) 85 min.

A young nurse is summoned to care for a stage actress who has become mute. A minimalist film; the imagery is dominated by extreme contrast of lighting, simple costumes, hairstyles, and no make-up. Bergman wrote Persona during nine weeks while recovering from pneumonia and credits this film to being one of his most important - saving his life and career. It is considered one of the major works of the 20th century by essayists and critics.

Scenes from a Marriage   Scenes from a Marriage
October 26 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1973) 168 min.

Utilizing a hyper-realistic cinematic style with extreme close-ups, and strings of rapid, articulate monologues, this film was originally created as a six-part series for television. Scenes from a Marriage presents a close-up examination of a relationship as it slowly falls apart, and investigates the toll it takes on both parties.

Wild Strawberries   Wild Strawberries
November 2 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1957) 90 min.

A classic study on isolationism, this film is about a stubborn old man recalling his past as he is confronted by his loneliness during a long car ride to receive an honorary degree. During the trip, Isak is forced by nightmares, daydreams, his old age, and his impending death to reevaluate his life. As he gradually begins to accept himself, his past, his present, and his approaching death, closure and an affirmation of life finally come.

Cries and Whispers   Cries and Whispers
November 9 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1972) 91 min. Rated R

This film takes place in a lavish mansion in the 1800s, and depicts the final days of Agnes, who is near death with cancer. Her two sisters have returned to the family home to comfort her, and are dealing with the shock, and the fear of mortality, her death is bringing to them. The film interjects flashbacks of their memories, tracing each woman's personality to the childhood they spent together.

The Seventh Seal   The Seventh Seal
November 16 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1957) 96 min.

A disillusioned knight and his squire return after fighting in the Crusades and find Sweden being ravaged by the plague. The knight seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper, personified as a pale, black-cowled figure resembling a monk.

The Magick Flute   The Magic Flute
November 30 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1975) 135 min.

Ingmar Berman’s film version of Mozart's opera. A comedy-romance sung in Swedish, and performed both in singing and spoken dialogue about the celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man. The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) stars Josef Köstlinger as Tamino, the young man determined to rescue a beautiful princess from the clutches of parental evil.



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