University of Iowa News Release
Jan. 27, 2004
UI Seminar Includes Free, Public Screenings Of Films From Iceland
A series of Icelandic films will be shown at the University of Iowa on Thursdays this semester as part of a seminar offered by the department of cinema and comparative literature in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Taught by Bjorn Nordfjord, an instructor in the department of cinema and comparative literature, the seminar meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building for film screenings. The screenings are free and open to the public, presenting a rare opportunity in Iowa City to view a broad range of contemporary Icelandic cinema -- ranging from local documentaries to such internationally successful features as Children of Nature and 101 Reykjavik.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you require accommodation to attend this event, or if you would like more information about the program, please call the UI Institute For Cinema & Culture at 335-1348.
Following is a schedule of film screenings:
Jan. 29: Introduction to Icelandic film and society
Feb. 5: Children of Nature (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1991, 85 min.) - in
Feb. 12: White Whales (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1987, 80min.)
Feb. 19: As in Heaven (Kristin Johannesdottir, 1992, 122 min.) - in 35mm
Feb. 26: Tears of Stone (Hilmar Oddsson, 1995, 114 min.) - in 35mm
March 4: Benjamin Dove (Gisli Snaer Erlingsson, 1995, 91 min.) - in 35mm
March 18: No screening--Spring break
March 25: Rock in Reykjavik (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1982, 83 min.)
April 1: Last Stop (Olafur Sveinsson, 2003, 93 min.)
April 15: Angels of the Universe (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 2000, 100 min.)
April 22: 101 Reykjavik (Baltasar Kormakur, 2000, 90 min.) - in 35mm
April 29: The Seagull's Laughter (Agust Gudmundsson, 2001, 100 min.)
May 6: Noi Albinoi (Dagur Kari, 2003, 93 min.) - in 35mm
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