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Join the Galaxy Cinema in Cary for Tuesdays with Ingmar this spring.
See the films of the man Time Magazine called "the world's greatest living filmmaker" shortly before his death in 2007. These four films, hand-picked by the Galaxy Cinema Staff, showcase some of the most memorable moments from the peak of Ingmar Bergman's lifelong film career. Join them every other Tuesday in April and May at 7:00 P.M. for a look inside one of the most brilliant minds in cinematic history. Admission is just $5.00 ($3.50 for Members).
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Wild Strawberries (1957, 35mm film) - Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 P.M.
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.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961, 35mm film) - Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 P.M.
While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin’s harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, Through a Glass Darkly presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence.
The Magician (1958, High definition digital) - Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 P.M.
Ingmar Bergman’s The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema’s premier illusionists. Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test in Stockholm by the cruel, eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergérus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.
The Seventh Seal (1957, 35mm film) - Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 P.M.
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 movie going.