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SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT at Coolidge Corner

9/3/2015 Coolidge Corner Theatre
7pm

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT film poster

Smiles of a Summer Night by Ingmar Bergman, the film that inspired A Little Night Music, will play at the Coolidge Corner Theatre followed by a post-screening conversation. Join WBUR’s Edgar B. Herwick III and Choreographer Daniel Pelzig for a compelling conversation about how Bergman’s film influenced Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular work.

After 15 films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by Swedish screen legends Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies. 108 minutes. — Criterion Collection

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $12 ($9 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.


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About A Little Night Music

September 11 — October 11, 2015
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

Lovers reunite, passions reignite, and new romances blossom around famous actress Desiree Armfeldt and an unforgettable cast of characters during an eventful weekend in the country. Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular work features a gorgeous, sweeping score infused with humor, warmth, and the flavor of a waltz, including Sondheim’s best known song, “Send in the Clowns.” Directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois, this exquisite musical celebration of love is the must-see event of the season!


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