Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Summer Film Series, Part Two: Bergman
Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 1) we will show the second installment of our four-part summer film series, “Ingmar Bergman's Trilogy and The Seventh Seal: Questions of Faith and Spirituality in Film,” in room 151 (the large auditorium) of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at 7 p.m. "Winter Light" ("Nattvardsgästerna"), will be introduced by Dr. Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor in Art.
In the second film in Bergman's trilogy, the minister of a small church is troubled in both faith and love, one problem perhaps exacerbated by the other. Tomas trusts neither the affections offered him by Marta, a local schoolteacher, nor the reliability of God. The winter landscape of the film reflects the frozen and bitter state of the protagonist's soul.
We had a great turnout at the last film with over 70 people in attendance. We hope you can make it out to this one as well. Check out the trailer here before tomorrow evening.