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Closer Looks: Persona

August 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

(Sweden, 1966) | Aug. 10, 2023 | Selected by Paul Barnes

“By the mid-1960’s, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women undergo a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Performed with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist, the influential PERSONA is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.”
–Paul Barnes

This evening will begin with a lecture by Paul Barnes, a screening of Persona, followed by a discussion with the audience led by Paul Barnes, Justin Rhody, and David Meyer.

Closer Looks is an in-depth cinema series curated by the award-winning filmmaker and editor Paul Barnes, film critic and writer David N. Meyer, and founder/programmer of local microcinema No Name Cinema, Justin Clifford Rhody. The series showcases a broad range of eras, regions, and subjects, all unified by their integral contribution to the history of cinema as an art form. Each film screening is followed by an in-depth overview and audience conversation by the presenters to contextualize and explore the importance of the evening’s film.

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Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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