So, I cannot even contain my excitement. I was so sad when I left Athens becuase they had just opened Cine, which is a great theater for art films. Well, it hasn’t exactly been filled by an Atlanta equivalent yet, but this is pretty close. New Street Gallery’s Cinemama is showing films every Thursday night at 8pm. The event is open to the public and is free. New Street Gallery’s address is: 2800 Washington Street, Avondale Estates, GA 30002. For directions, click here.
Tomorrow’s film is Ingmar Bergman’s Persona:
In one of Bergman’s best movies, Bibi Andersson plays a nurse who is taking care of Elizabeth (Liv Ullman), an actress who has lost her voice. In order to care for her better, they go to stay in a seaside house. Isolated from society, the two women form a close bond in which their identities become increasingly blurred. Bergman had this to say about the film: “Persona saved my life . that is no exaggeration. If I had not found the strength to make that film, I would probably have been all washed up. One significant point: for the first time I did not care in the least whether the result would be a commercial success…”