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The Art of Film: Songs From the Second Floor

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film.

The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages.

Songs From the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) (2000)

Synopsis: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.

Director: Roy Andersson
A Swedish film director, best known for A Swedish Love Story (1970) and his “Living trilogy,” which includes Songs from the Second Floor (2000), You, the Living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014). Songs from the Second Floor, more than any other, cemented and exemplified his personal style – which is characterized by long takes, absurdist comedy, stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and Felliniesque grotesque. He has spent much of his professional life working on advertisement spots, directing over 400 commercials and two short films, but only directing six feature-length films in six decades.

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Introduction and Screening at 6:30 pm

The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available.

Organized by:
William Allen, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Florida Southern College
Matthew Herbertz, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida Southern College

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/filmaug18

Venue

Polk Museum of Art
800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Phone:
863-688-7743

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494