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Orlando + Through a Glass Darkly




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Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

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Orlando + Through a Glass Darkly

(Sally Potter, 1992) / (Ingmar Bergman, 1961)

A Summer Abroad '13

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Japan, and Mexico. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Roberto Rossellini, Ingmar Bergman, Fritz Lang, Sally Potter, Akira Kurosawa, and Luis Buñuel. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations. By the way, the July and August features in our ongoing Film History 101 series are also part of A Summer Abroad ’13.

Sat, July 6, 2013 7 PM

This stop on A Summer Abroad’s grand tour takes you from Elizabethan England and Constantinople to a remote Swedish island.

The great Tilda Swinton stars in the title role of Sally Potter’s mesmerizing adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. This perfect union of director, actress, and source material follows the young nobleman Orlando across centuries of English history (and two genders) after the dying Queen Elizabeth I (played by Quentin Crisp!) magically grants him eternal youth. (93 mins., 35mm)

Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 1962, Through a Glass Darkly is one of Bergman’s most penetrating studies of family relationships and individual psychology. The story follows a family of four vacationing on a remote Swedish island after the schizophrenic daughter is released from an asylum. With Harriet Andersson and Max von Sydow. (89 mins., 35mm, in Swedish with English subtitles)

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.