Ingmar Bergman is among the worlds last living iconic auteurs, a filmmakers filmmaker who never sacrificed his personal vision for box-office success. The Swedish director began making movies in 1944, and his key themes have remained constant for the past 62 years -- emotional studies of existentialism, mortality, and faith. His trademark use of facial closeups, ticking clocks, and haunting shadows has directly influenced modern directors like David Lynch. Though many of his peers have died or laid their careers aside, Bergman still writes scripts for German television. The Miami Beach Cinematheque celebrates his legacy all month long with weekly film screenings and an exhibition of rare posters and autographed memorabilia. Tonight fans can succumb to his nail-biting imagery with a screening of Hour of the Wolf, the directors only horror flick. The film begins at 8:30. Admission is ten dollars. Call 305-673-4567, or visit www.mbcinema.com.
Fri., May 19