smARTfilms: Delightful Documentaries - "Steam of Life"
Curated and hosted by tj Faddis.
Come see your favorite movies as they are meant to be seen: on the big screen, in comfy chairs, and well fed! All screenings are followed by a facilitated discussion.
Come early for dinner featuring soup, salad, nightly specials, and dessert. Reservations recommended call 206-451-4011. Dinners are not included in ticket price.
Bistro open at 5:30
Auditorium opens at 7:00
Movie starts at 7:30
STEAM OF LIFE / 2010 / 81 minutes / Finland / subtitled / some natural nudity
In Finland the sauna isn't the luxury as it is in North America but an everyday custom enjoyed by people of all walks of life. As the filmmakers explore the practicalities and ritual of the Finnish sauna, they reveal that for many people the sauna opens hearts and minds as well as pores. Visiting public bath houses and outrageously inventive home-made saunas, the guys inside talk about their life experiences, their ambitions and failings, their secrets and fears . . . stories flowing as well as perspiration. The result is a documentary which looks into a unique, private side of Finnish culture as well as an insight into the male psyche that's universal. Truly a soulful little film and was the first Finnish documentary considered for an American Academy Award.
See trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9SipMwaK68l
Thank you to our generous 2018 film sponsors Coates Design Architects, Clark Construction, PAE Consulting Engineers, and ARW Engineers.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
|Dog Friendly: No|
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