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Ingmar Bergman Centennial Through Sept. 3

July 23, 2018

Through September 3, 2018, enjoy a series of films by Ingmar Bergman. The National Gallery of Art, together with the American Film Institute, the Embassy of Sweden, and the Swedish Film Institute, is pleased to present this retrospective on the occasion of Bergman’s centenary.


Any assessment of the enduring legacy of Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007) should cite not only his landmark late films, but also his early work, broad formal range and expressionistic visual style, devotion to theater and music, and especially his gift for working with an ensemble of actors who routinely probe complex issues of morality, death, and faith. 

The Gallery’s focus is his early work of the 1940s and 1950s, while later films are screened at the AFI Silver Theatre. Special exhibitions and documentaries are shown at the Embassy of Sweden. Thanks to Janus Film, the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, the Swedish Film Institute, and to Kajsa Hedström, Jan Holmberg, and Brian Belovarac. The Gallery’s series includes both 35mm prints and new digital restorations.


In the cover shot, To Joy, screened July 28th, borrows its title from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Set in a musical milieu, the young hero’s ambitions as a violin soloist for a provincial orchestra fail to synchronize with his romantic involvements. Victor Sjöström shines as the orchestra’s genial conductor. “Instances of honesty, and a touching but unrequited love, to magnificent music. I would not want to not have made it” — Ingmar Bergman. (1950, subtitles, 98 minutes).

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Summer Reception 2 at The Embassy of France July 20

July 4, 2018

The Embassy of France is hosting a summer party on July 20, 2108. How about traveling to France without airport hustle, jet lag ... etc? This event is a showcase of France and French culture

This is NOT a wine tasting event as such. However, it is all-you-can-drink French Wines Event (few selected French wines though).


- Meet and socialize with French professionals, business people and diplomats at the Event

- Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served

- Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks.

- The Event is a Stand Up Reception. However, if you need to be seated for medical reasons or if you need a handicap access, please let them know 24 hours before the event.

- The Event is not a dancing event.

- Event is 21+.


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Georgetown Independents Day June 30

June 18, 2018

Join over 30 independent merchants throughout Georgetown on Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to celebrate the spirit of small business—the heart and soul of our neighborhood for decades.

Stop by the participating stores and restaurants for Fourth of July-themed refreshments, activities and entertainment! An Uncle Sam stiltwalker and several Washington Nationals Presidents will be in the TD Bank lot (1611 Wisconsin Avenue) that afternoon to celebrate Independents Day Georgetown, plus enjoy music, a hot dog truck, popcorn and ice pops, and more.


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