Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
A unique collaboration combining film and a live musical performance, followed by a short discussion led by Eddie Silva, longtime St. Louis arts writer.
The event opens with a performance of prominent Bach pieces featured in Bergman films. Instrumentalists include:
Sandra Geary, piano
Catherine Edwards, flute
Ken Kulosa, cello
The featured film, Autumn Sonata, was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, director of such masterworks as “Persona” and “Cries and Whispers,” and Ingrid, the monumental star of “Casablanca.” The grande dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among the director’s major dramatic works.
A discussion about Bergman and his love of the music of Bach, led by Eddie Silva, will conclude the event.
Tickets: $15 General Admission
Presented by Centene Charitable Foundation and in collaboration with Webster University Film Series and Cinema St. Louis as part of the 2019 St. Louis Bach Festival.