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21
May
Tuesday

International Film Series: Becoming Astrid

May 21 @ 7:00 pm
$5
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May 21, 7:00 PM

Tickets:
$5 All Seats

The Kenworthy would like to invite you to join us for the International Film Series. The International Film Series fulfills part of our goals and strategies by encouraging film and other performing arts that would not otherwise be available in the area; providing and promoting quality events for all patrons; and by prohibiting discrimination, in the entertainment and in the audience, on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Becoming Astrid

Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie (Trine Dyrholm). Astrid goes into self-imposed exile in Stockholm, refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage and saving up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work.

In Danish and Swedish with English Subtitles

Not Rated

Run Time: 2 hours 3 minutes

Details
Date: May 21
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5
Venue
Venue Name: The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
Address: 508 S Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843 United States
Phone: 2088824127