FRI. OCT. 5 @ 7:30PM
In celebration of this year’s Ingmar Bergman centenary, his frequent collaborator and former paramour Liv Ullmann will join us for a very special hosted screening of Bergman’s 1978 Golden Globe-winning film AUTUMN SONATA, which starred Ullmann and Ingrid Bergman (her swan song).
After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast (Ingrid Bergman) travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva (Liv Ullmann). The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another shock when she finds out that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena (Lena Nyman), is out of the asylum and living with Eva.
Ullmann, the renowned film and stage actress who resides in Gloucester each summer, said of our Cinema “I never really thought of Gloucester as my home until I met Robert and discovered his wonderful cinema. On that day, I told him, ‘Bergman would have loved this place.’” [Check above the door on your next visit – we gratefully mounted this wonderful quote there.]
Ms. Ullmann will introduce the film and host a rich, story-packed Q&A afterward.
This special night benefits the Cinema’s essential “Power For An Hour, Pay For A Day” campaign.