‘Nordics in Hollywood’ outdoor film series arrives at the National Nordic Museum – My Ballard


The National Nordic Museum (2655 NW Market St) is preparing an outdoor film series to celebrate Nordic actors and directors in American cinema.

“Nordics in Hollywood” will feature one movie per month through September, starting with Casino Royale July 28. The museum will screen the films for free in its car park (BYO chair or blanket) with a food truck available for each film (registration required to attend).

Casino Royale (2006) “catapulted accomplished Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen to worldwide recognition”, the Nordic Museum wrote on its website. “As Le Chiffre, Mikkelsen brought gravity to the villain challenging Bond across the poker table and into one of the most chilling torture scenes of the franchise’s recent run.”

On August 25, the museum will screen the film illustrating the famous novel by Roald Dahl The witches (1990), which starred Swedish actress Mai Zetterling as Grandma Helga. “Beginning in film in 1941, Zetterling spent the next 50 years acting and directing in international cinema. In her penultimate film, Zetterling, as Grandmother Helga, reveals how to spot a witch and help her grandson when they discover the witches’ plot to turn all children in England into mice.

Then, on September 22, the last film in the outdoor film series casablanca (1942) will be screened at the museum. The classic film stars Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, who launched her career.

Although the films are free, an online registration is required for each film.

Photo: Nordic National Museum on Facebook

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