The Seventh Seal – Bergman’s Cinema: A Centennial Retrospective
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Join Janus Films & The Texas Theatre this March as we celebrate the centennial of the Swedish director’s birth with a retrospective of four of his theatrical masterworks!
Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing