Norwegian Film Festival (Week 4)
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
8:00 PM–9:45 PM
In conjunction with the exhibition Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway
, the Clark and Images Cinema partner to present a four-week virtual series of recent Norwegian films: Astrup: Catching the Flame
(August 4–10), Hope
(August 11–17), What Will People Say
(August 18–24), and The Men’s Room
(August 25 –31).
In this award-winning documentary directed by Petter Sommer and Jo Vemund Svendsen, twenty-five middle-aged rockers get together every Tuesday night at an Oslo bar to sing in a choir and drink beer. It’s all good rowdy fun, until their beloved conductor, Ivar, is diagnosed with cancer and given just three months left to live. He refuses to die, however, before their biggest gig ever: opening up for Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne in front of 10,000 people. Featuring some unconventional and unexpected song choices, The Men’s Room (For vi er gutta)
(2018) is a moving, yet lighthearted film about music, mortality, and male bonding. (Run time: 1 hour, 14 minutes)
This virtual film series is presented in conjunction with Images Cinema Online and can be viewed through their platform at https://watch.eventive.org/imagesvirtual
This film is in Norwegian with English subtitles.
This film series is presented through the generous support of the Asbjorn Lunde Foundation, Inc. and the Norwegian Consulate General, New York.