smARTfilms: FOREIGN FILM - O'Horten
Curated & Hosted by tj faddis.
Join us for another trip around the globe as we explore other cultures and peoples stories through contemporary film here at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium. This month we have a film each from Russia, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Israel. All films are subtitled. Well feature a short introduction before each film and host a post-film discussion with the audience. Please note the BIMA Bistro will not be open for dinner; however, we can purchase beverages (and beer & wine) - which we can take into the auditorium to sip as we watch the world unfold.
Bar open at 6:30
Auditorium opens at 7:00
Movie starts at 7:30
O'HORTEN (2009) - shows September 14 - Norway - 90 minutes - Gentle comedy
See trailer here: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/ohorten
Enlivened with droll wit and framed with a robust sensitivity, OHORTEN is an amusing and entrancing personal portrait. On the evening of his retirement as a train engineer, dour Norwegian bachelor Odd Horten (a Buster Keaton-ish Baard Owe) learns to live life without a timetable. And since the film is the creation of absurdist Bent Hamer (KITCHEN STORIES), a master of droll melancholy himself, Odds life becomes just as peculiar as his name. The strangeness, humor and melancholy of aging are deftly explored here in a Jacques Tati-like innocence. In a literal sense this delightful film is about retirement and the prospect of loss. But Mr. Hamer sends Odd on a cockeyed journey from regret through comic confusion to a lovely eagerness for new adventures. - Wall Street Journal
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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