Join us Saturday March 29 at the Main San Francisco Public Library for a free screening of director Ingmar Bergman’s gorgeous rendering of Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute. Presented by the Merola Opera Program in partnership with the the San Francisco Public Library, The Magic Flute will be preceded by a talk by a Merola opera representative, who will give an insider's look at Mozart's opera and Bergman's film.
"Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer's best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man."
"The Magic Flute may well take its place among the five or six greatest films that Bergman has directed…It emerges as a marvelous tribute by a master of the visual arts to the eighteenth century's greatest artistic spirit. --Peter Cowie
SFPL info: www.sfpl.org
12:30 Meet at the Main San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin St.), Lower Level, in the Library Cafe.
12:55 Take our seats in the adjacent the Koret Auditorium. The film starts at 1:00.
4:30 Move across the street to Gyro King (25 Grove St.) for coffee and conversation.