Silver Screen Studies

Description

“Silver Screen Studies” is a recurring screening and discussion series that pairs films with special presentations by scholars and cinema experts. Whether you are a seasoned cinephile or just film-curious you’ll enjoy these classics that everyone deserves to see on the big screen.

Schedule

Mar 25

Persona

This film is a part of our Silver Screen Studies series.

Director: Ingmar Begman

Introduction by Professor Susan Felleman.

Join us to celebrate the centennial of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman with a special screening of his most groundbreaking film!

Now widely considered one of the most accomplished filmmakers of all time, by the mid-1960s Ingmar Bergman was already a two-time Academy Award winner and the recipient of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

However, Persona was a radical break from the thoughtful chamber dramas he had made in the past. The story of the melding identities of a psychiatric patient and her seemingly supportive nurse, this essential film left an indelible impression on filmmakers including David Lynch (especially Mulholland Drive), Woody Allen, and Robert Altman.