August 29 will mark the birth centennial of Swedish acting legend Ingrid Bergman. To commemorate her legacy, BAMcinématek is presenting a special “Ingrid Bergman Tribute.” Taking place on September 12, the event will be co-created and hosted by Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini, and Jeremy Irons and will feature “readings, letters, memories, and never-before-seen footage from Bergman’s personal archives.”
The official press release reads: “Rossellini and Irons will perform live on stage portraying Bergman and various characters from her colorful life, guiding the audience through her experiences while original film footage and images from her private archive are projected on a screen. Woven throughout the performance are testimonies and stories from friends and artists she knew and worked with, such as Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Capa, Ernest Hemingway, and many others.”
Over the two weeks following the tribute, BAMcinématek will offer a film retrospective surveying Bergman’s illustrious career. The series will screen major works such as Michael Curtiz’s ‘Casablanca’ (1942) and Roberto Rossellini’s ‘Journey to Italy’ (1954), as well as Swedish rarities like Per Lindberg’s ‘June Night’ (1940) and late-career highlights like Vincente Minnelli’s ‘A Matter of Time’ (1976). The retrospective is presented in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art’s ‘Ingrid Bergman: A Centennial Celebration,’ running August 29-September 10.”
“The Ingrid Bergman Tribute” is created and written by Ludovica Damiani and Guido Torlonia, in collaboration with Isabella Rossellini and directed by Guido Torlonia. It will be held in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House at 30 Lafayette Ave, on Sep 12 at 8pm. Ticket prices range from $35-85.
“Ingrid Bergman, A Film Retrospective” will take place in the BAM Rose Cinemas on September 13—29. Tickets are $14, $7 for BAM members, and free for level 4 members and above.