Sweden at 24 FPS

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Wednesdays in May at Malco's Studio on the Square.
Tickets are $8 in advance and for non-members at the door
/ Free for Indie Memphis members at the door (as seating permits)

All films are presented in Swedish with English subtitles.

The Seventh Seal

May 8 @ 7 pm and 9:15 pm

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

1957  |  96 minutes  |  B&W  |  1.33:1

Wild Strawberries

May 15 @ 7 pm and 9:15 p

The film that catapulted Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s richest, most humane movie. Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (masterfully played by the veteran Swedish director Victor Sjöström), is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind.

1957  |  91 minutes  |  B&W  |  1.33:1

Beyond

May 22 @ 7 pm and 9:15 p

A morning just before christmas, Leena (played by Noomi Rapace of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

Beyond was Sweden's 2011 entry for the Oscars.

2010  |  99 minutes  |  Color  |  1.85:1

Sound of Noise

May 29 @ 7 pm and 9:15 p

In this absurdist comedy, only a tone-deaf, music-hating detective can stop a band of renegade percussionists who are terrorizing a Swedish city using their surroundings as instruments to create sonic chaos.

2010  |  102 minutes  |  Color  |  2.35:1