The Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Tribeca New York Film Festivals and Lincoln Center, NYC are all screening Swedish and Nordic film.
Hailed by everyone from New York Magazine to Variety, Lisa Aschan’s debut film, "She Monkeys" (Apflickorna) will be featured at both the San Francisco Film Festival (April 21-May 5) and the Tribeca Film Festival in New York (April 20-May 1).
"She Monkeys" is the fifth and last of a series of low budget first films chosen by competition for the Swedish Film Institute's Rookie Project. It won the Dragon award at the prestigious International Film Festival Gothenburg. Film expert Niclas Goldberg reviewed it here: Review: She Monkeys
The San Francisco Film Festival is organized by the San Francisco Film Society, www.sffs.org, now in its 57th year and America’s longest-running film festival. It screens "She Monkeys" on April 25 at 7:15 p.m. and April 26 at 8:45 p.m. at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Call the movie theater at (415) 346-3243. Get tickets: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
On May 1 at 7 p.m., Smith Rafael Film Center, California hosts Swedish film critic and documentary film maker Stig Björkman who will introduce his two latest films on Bergman. The Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street (between A&B), San Rafael, CA 94901.
For tickets and more information: California FIlm Institute
May 3 at 7:45 p.m., Swedish Spotlight at Newport Beach Film Festival (which runs April 28-May 5) shows Sweden’s 2011 Oscar elect "Simple Simon" directed by Andreas Öhman and featuring Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Fors. 82 min., Swedish with English subtitles. Original title: I rymden finns inga känslor. Our earlier review: Review: SImple Simon More information on the festival: Newport Beach Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York screens "She Monkeys" four times. For movie theaters and times: She Monkeys at Tribeca
Two Swedish documentaries - 'Love During Wartime,' directed by Gabriella Bier and 'Love Always, Carolyn,' directed by Maria Ramström and Malin Korkeasalo; one short film, 'Coming Out,' directed by Jerry Carlsson - are also screened during the festival, April 20-May 1. More information on the festival, Tribeca Film Festival.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival runs April 14-May 5 and screens three major feature films from Sweden: "Pure," "Sound of Noise" and "Trust Me." More info at www.mspfilmfest.org or (612) 331-3134.
The Film Society Lincoln Center in New York is showing new Norwegian film April 27-May 4. More info at The Far Side of Paradise
Later in May the Music Doc festival comes to New York, bringing quality Nordic music documentaries to the city. Screenings and events will be held throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn in collaboration with Scandinavia House, Rooftop Films, the Swede Beat, Nomadic Wax, SVT, and I Love Vinyl, among others. May 12 and May 17 at Scandinavia House, more info at Scandinavia House or (212) 847-9717.