"Infernoā€¯ Film Screening

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Wednesday September 17

8:00 PM  –  9:30 PM

"Inferno" Film Screening

Wednesday, Sept 17 - 8-9:30pm

Join us for an intimate showing of the film "Inferno" in the ASI Ballroom, in the midst of the Images of Strindberg exhibition. "Inferno" is freely inspired by August Strindberg's autobiographical account of his stay in Paris.

In 1896, exuberant stage author August Strindberg decides to leave Sweden for France, hub of the cultural and artistic world in Europe. Upon his arrival, he locks himself up for the next two years in a hotel room, shunning Parisian life and its vanities, considering stage and literature ever more loathsome. Convinced he'll never write again, he dedicates his time instead to multi-faceted scientific research. Alone and facing his mounting madness, the author's hotel becomes an imaginary theater, haunted by the characters he created in his previous stage works. These characters, magically imbued with a life of their own, have only one thing in mind: to get their author writing again, as they believe that the premature end of August Strindberg's literary career is their own death warrant.

Cost: $7 for ASI members/$10 for general public. Reservations recommended