Classic Movie Salon

Conversations. Screenings. Reviews.

Big news! Last Sunday we simulcast our show on Facebook and it was great! Look for us there this week.

Our featured film this week is Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957) thought to be one of the Swedish auteur’s greatest works. It’s available to view free on YouTube, watch it (link below, plus plot synopsis) and find us at ClassicMovieSalon.com or via the Huzza iOS app for a conversation that is sure to veer off on some interesting tangents — we think of it like a book group, only this week you’ll be reading the English subtitles.

We are four people in three US States, two countries and one film a week. It starts with a movie, we have a conversation, we go off on tangents. Join us Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 11am PDT/2pm EST/19:00 UK…see you there…bring coffee. Like to plan ahead or need something good now? A list of our next three films is at the end of this post, all are available free on YouTube.

Dr Isak Borg, a retired physician and widower sets out on a one day road trip to Lund from Stockholm where he is to be honored for his career in medicine. A cold, solitary man, his daughter in law Marianne joins him for the journey and along the way they meet strangers praising his work as a doctor. He has been living quite isolated for a long time, unaccustomed to having simple conversations. Why has he withdrawn from people? The trip takes them past locations key to some of Borg’s most stirring memories. What is it about these places that deeply affected Dr Borg? Noted for its stunning visuals, this simple yet profound story is Bergman at his best.

ClassicMovieSalon.com Film & Show Schedule:

The Man Who Cheated Himself, directed by Felix E. Feist, Sunday August 14, 2016

A Hatful Of Rain, directed by Fred Zinnemann, Sunday August 21, 2016

Mister 880, directed by Edmund Goulding, Sunday August 28, 2016

(All films available to view free on YouTube)

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