This Weekend: Ingmar Bergman, Tom McCarthy, Free Concerts, and More

Our Ingmar Bergman film series finishes up this weekend with a quartet of doozies: tonight, a double-feature of The Seventh Seal and The Silence. Tomorrow night, Bergman’s excellent Fanny and Alexander closes things out. Here are trailers for all three films, should you need the additional nudge to get out to the Bing and see these classics on the big screen.

Prior to Fanny Alexander we’re happy to screen the 2010 documentary …but Film is My Mistress,
directed by Stig Björkman and featuring interviews with Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lars van Trier, Martin Scorsese and others. Best of all, Björkman will be here in person. The documentary screens at 4 pm and is free—though tickets are required.

Concert-wise we’ve got two freebies for you. Tonight, the Bill Mintzer Canyon Cove Trio will perform for our weekly Jazz at LACMA series. Sunday night trio Latitude 41 will perform works by Schubert as part of the free Sundays Live series.

Also happening this Sunday, novelist Tom McCarthy, whose book C just made the long list for the Man Booker Prize, will read from his novel and will join author Chris Kraus in conversation in our Art Catalogues store, located in the Ahmanson Building. The event is free.

Of course, the more obvious reason for coming to a museum is to see the art. We’ve got plenty. Both Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins and Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape are entering their final month on view. There’s also a new installation on view on the third floor of BCAM, Color & Form, featuring the work of Imi Knoebel, John McCracken, Christian Eckart, Gunther Forg, and Peter Halley. We’ll have more on the blog soon about this show.

Scott Tennent

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