Everlasting Moments

Sweden | 2008 | 131 min | PG


In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

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In Sweden in the early 1900s, “Everlasting Moments” chronicles the life of Maria Lawson (Maria Heiskanen), an immigrant from Finland who uses a camera she wins in a lottery to document her life. Maria works with her camera to support her children while tolerating frequent abuse from Sigfrid (Mikael¬†Persbrandt), her womanizing and alcoholic husband. Maria’s daughter Maja, who vividly presents her mother’s strength and dignity in the face of considerable hardship, narrates the film.

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Director: Jan Troell
Cast: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen


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DETAILS

Bechdel Tested is back this spring with an event focusing on women in photography, co-presented by Contact Photography Festival! We’ll be screening the 2008 Swedish gem,¬†Everlasting Moments. Preceding the screening we’ll present a panel on women in photography, moderator and panelists TBA!

We’ll also have fabulous prizes, special cocktails, and mingling with other cinephiles, feminists, and photogs!

Doors: 6:45PM
Panel: 7:15pm
Film: 8:00pm

Bechdel Tested is curated by Erica Shiner, Michal Stein, Cayley James, and Jaime Redford.


PRICING

General Admission: $13
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $11
Silver Members: $10
Gold Members: FREE

Prices include taxes. All membership benefits are available.



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