When: Saturday, September 21st at 2PM
What: THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE
1921. Dir. Victor Sjöström, 107min. With Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg
One of the most innovative and influential silent films of all time, this cornerstone of Swedish cinema from Victor Sjöström—best known to international audiences as the star of Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries—has a brilliant central Dickensian conceit: every New Year’s Eve, Death himself rounds up fresh souls for the afterlife, and the last person to die before the clock strikes twelve must take over the Grim Reaper’s route. From this, star-director Sjöström weaves a tale of one man’s redemption that mixes sentiment and horror, and which inspired filmmakers from Bergman to Kubrick.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater in Astoria, Queens
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, NY 11106
Nearest Subway: Steinway Street on M/R; 36th Ave on N/W
Admission: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above).
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