Courtesy of Janus Films

Screening & Live Event
The Phantom Carriage

Part of See It Big! Ghost Stories
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura

Dir. Victor Sjöström. 1921, 107 mins. 35mm. With Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg. One of the most innovative and influential silent films of all time, this cornerstone of Swedish cinema from Victor Sjöström—best known to international audiences as the star of Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries—has a brilliant central Dickensian conceit: every New Year’s Eve, Death himself rounds up fresh souls for the afterlife, and the last person to die before the clock strikes twelve must take over the Grim Reaper’s route. From this, star-director Sjöström weaves a tale of one man’s redemption that mixes sentiment and horror, and which inspired filmmakers from Bergman to Kubrick.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.) 

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