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Tag Archive: Nordic Film Series

January 16, 2023

FAHC to show ‘Sirkka: Past and Present’ at Martha Wiljanen Hall during Heikinpäivä 2023 | Trailer

Sirkka Tuomi Holm was born just days before women earned the right to vote in the United States, a point her father considered vitally important and reminded her of it frequently. Her activism started then, and didn’t ever stop.

Holm, who died in October 2020 at age 100, was a walking, talking, living history book. From her grandfather fighting for the Reds during the Finnish Civil War, to her immigrant parents’ involvement in labor strikes, to being trailed by the FBI [...]

Heikinpaiva 2023 Poster
January 12, 2023

Heikinpäivä 2023 Festival Schedule

A Finnish-American Mid-Winter Festival Until February 14

Snowflake Challenge with Ginger Alberti |1:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Sew Cranky Heikinpäivä Snowflake Challenge project, for everyone, beginners too! Learn to quickly sew a pattern on a black felt square (with an antique hand crank sewing machine), which is then entered into the contest with cash and gift certificate prizes! $3 to enter. All ages. Winners in all skill levels. If bringing a group, or with general questions please call (818) 606-0065.

January 11 & [...]

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November 11, 2022

Nordic Film Series restarts with Oscar-nominated comedy

The staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of the highly-popular Nordic Film Series this month.

“It’s been more than two years since we were last able to show a Nordic film,” said FAHC Director David Maki. “The film series has proven to be immensely popular, and it’s been 18 years since our first season, so we figured we would re-start the series by going back to our beginnings.

“It’s a great opportunity for folks to [...]

Finnish American Heritage Center
October 6, 2022

Nordic Film Series returns to FAHC with Oscar-nominated comedy

HANCOCK — The staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of the highly-popular Nordic Film Series this month.

“It’s been more than two years since we were last able to show a Nordic film,” said FAHC Director David Maki. “The film series has proven to be immensely popular, and it’s been 18 years since our first season, so we figured we would re-start the series by going back to our beginnings.

“It’s a great opportunity for [...]

Nordic Film Series
March 3, 2020

CANCELLED: Nordic Film Series to feature Finnish historical drama on March 12

Updated 3/12/20: With the primary concern of patron safety, the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series screening for today is cancelled.

A Finnish film based on the infamous witch hunts in the Nordic countries in the 1600s is the March selection for the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series. Screenings will take place at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Tulen Morsian” (The Devil’s Bride) [...]

Finnish American Heritage Center
October 3, 2019

Nordic Film Series kicks off new season with suspenseful Finnish movie

The new season of the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series kicks off next week with a film that sets the mood as Halloween approaches.

The new season gets under way Thursday, October 10 with 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. screenings of the suspenseful Finnish film “Anselmi – nuori ihmissusi” (Anselm – the Young Werewolf) a 2014 film by directors Sami Palolampi and Matti Pekkanen.

The film features Anselm, who has lived his entire life on [...]

April 3, 2019

April Nordic Film Series to Feature the 2017 Drama Ikitie

Several Finnish-American researchers have devoted their academic careers to the phenomenon known as “Karelian Fever.” Many families across the Copper Country and beyond have ancestors who died as a result of that dark chapter in Finnish-American history.

Thousands of Finnish-Americans and Finnish-Canadians left North America, which was stricken by the Great Depression in the 1920s and 1930s to forge a new life in far northwestern Russia. Some simply sought adventure. Others were homesick and thought that Karelia would bring them closer [...]

March 6, 2019

Nordic Film Series Features True Story About Woman Empowered Through Art

The true story of a woman who survives an abusive relationship through the power of photography is the March feature presentation of the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series.

Showing March 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center, “Everlasting Moments” is a film set in the early 1900s in Sweden, where a young working-class woman wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over [...]

February 11, 2019

New movie has a pacifistic take on legendary Finnish story

The celebration of Finland’s 100th Independence Day marked the completion of a remake of a legendary film based on a legendary book, “The Unknown Soldier.” This 2017 movie was the most expensive movie production in the history of Finland, with a budget of 7 million euros, and the film was the first Finnish movie to surpass 1 million viewers at the cinema in the last 50 years.

This popularity wasn’t necessarily a surprise. The first “Unknown Soldier” movie is shown on [...]

January 3, 2019

Nordic Film Series resumes with uplifting Finnish documentary on January 10

The Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center resumes January 10 with a Finnish documentary that will uplift the spirits of the audience and kick off the 2019 Heikinpäivä festival.

Hobbyhorse Revolution,” a 2017 film, will show at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10. It is a funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa, whose lives have been [...]