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Film Programs
Ingmar Bergman Centennial
Smiles of a Summer Night

August 19 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Bergman’s romantic midsummer’s roundelay at a fin de siècle house party has famously inspired creative artists from Woody Allen to Stephen Sondheim. The women guests cleverly conspire against the men, forcing their hands in matters of love while exposing the men’s airs and anxieties. With its stellar cast of Bergman regulars, Smiles of a Summer Night is not only one of the great works of cinema, it also became Bergman’s first big international success. “An elegy to transient love — a gust of wind and the whole vision may drift away” — Pauline Kael. (1955, 35mm, subtitles, 110 minutes)

courtesy the Ingmar Bergman Foundation

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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