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Tag Archive: Nordic Film Series

March 8, 2018

Nordic Film Series – “Above Dark Waters”

“Above Dark Waters” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Heritage Center’s Wiljanen Community Hall, located on the Finlandia University campus. The screenings are open to the public; donations are greatly appreciated.

February 28, 2018

March Nordic Film Series screening to feature biographical film

A movie based on the childhood experiences of its Finnish director is the March selection for the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series.

“Above Dark Waters” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Heritage Center’s Wiljanen Community Hall, located on the Finlandia University campus. The screenings are open to the public; donations are greatly appreciated.

Directed by Peter Franzen, the film is based on his autobiographical novel of the same title. In the 1970s, [...]

January 31, 2018

February Nordic Film Series screening explores Sami heritage

The February showing of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) will feature “Suddenly Sami,” a documentary that follows the director’s personal quest to discover her Sami heritage.

In honor of International Sami Day, the FAHC will host a pair of screenings of “Suddenly Sami” at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 8. “Suddenly Sami” is a 52-minute film that follows director Ellen-Astri Lundby as she explores her ethnic roots. During her childhood and [...]

January 2, 2018

Nordic Film Series opens Heikinpäivä with Oscar nominee

A film by the Copper Country’s favorite Finnish director will screen at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Thursday, January 11 at 2 and 6 p.m. as this month’s installment of the Nordic Film Series.

The Fencer” by Klaus Härö, which was Finland’s entry as the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2015 Oscars, tells the story of a young man who fled Russia to Estonia to evade the secret police. He finds work as a teacher and [...]

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October 31, 2017

Nordic Film Series to host Bruce Crossing-based film on November 9

Bruce Crossing-based filmmaker Kristin Ojaniemi traveled to Finland earlier this year to conduct interviews for her latest documentary. If she goes to Finland next year, it could be for a screening of her film.

Kristin Ojaniemi of Bruce Crossing will be on site for the Nordic Film Series presentation of Co-operatively Yours on Thursday, November 9 at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

But in the meanwhile, she’ll be in Hancock on November 9 for a [...]

October 4, 2017

Nordic Film Series opens with Finnish comedy

The 2017-18 Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center opens October 12 with two showings of the Finnish comedy “3 Simoa” (Simo Times Three). The showings will take place at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Heritage Center’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

This 2012 caper comedy features two friends, Simo and Lasse, who try to make a living as burglars. However, a decision Simo made during a night of imbibing comes back to haunt him and changes [...]

April 5, 2017

Nordic Film Series wraps season with tale of knife fighters

The 2016-17 season for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center concludes this month with showings of the 2012 fictional drama Härmä. The showings will be at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in the FAHC’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

Härmä tells the story of a young Finnish man who is the leader of a gang of troublemakers. When he discovers that his father is veering from tradition and leaving his estate to [...]

March 1, 2017

Nordic Film Series to feature film based in U.P.

The March installment of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will feature some familiar faces, and some familiar scenery.

Superior” will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the FAHC. Shot on location in the Copper Country in 2014, the award-winning film – which is based on a true story – follows Charlie, who is on his way to Michigan Technological University, and Derek, who is counting the days to his [...]

January 30, 2017

Nordic Film Series to show Swedish dark comedy

A Swedish film based on a best-selling novel of the same name is February’s selection for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center. The film will show at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the Heritage Center’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

Based on the internationally acclaimed book by Jonas Jonasson, “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” is the unlikely story of a centenarian who [...]

November 2, 2016

Nordic Film Series to show biographical drama The Girl King

Queen Christina of Sweden’s reign lasted only a decade in the 17th century, during a time when her nation was engaged in one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Her story is so intriguing, it captured the interest of several filmmakers.

Noted Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki explored Christina’s life in his 2015 production The Girl King, and that film will show as the November installment of the Nordic Film Series Thursday, November 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. at [...]

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