LECTURE: Ingrid Bergman Talks in San Rafael and Berkeley

Swedish author and journalist Ulrika Knutson will give lectures about actress Ingrid Bergman in San Rafael and in Berkeley.  

As part of the Ingrid Bergman Centennial Celebration in the Bay Area on October 9 22, the Consulate General of Sweden presents two lectures about Ingrid Bergman by Swedish author, critic and freelance journalist Ulrika Knutson.

In these lectures, Ulrika Knutson celebrates Ingrid Bergman as a pioneering feminist who battled the Hollywood studio system, cherished her independence and refused to accept any limitations placed upon her as a performer or a woman. Celebrated for her natural beauty and the lack of artifice in her acting, Bergman made bold choices in her roles and her directors. When news of her adulterous affair with Roberto Rossellini became public knowledge, she was hounded into exile and attacked on the floor of the American senate. She would later return to Hollywood in triumph and remains an inspirational figure, as a successful artist and an independent woman who lived by her own rules.


: Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 PM
Where: 1020 B Street, San Rafael. The lecture will take place in the same space as the exhibition The Saga of Ingrid Bergman, open until October 22.
Tickets: Free and open to the public. Limited seating, RSVP requested by October 16 to:
info.sf@consulateofsweden.org or tel: 415-788 2631.


Thursday, October 22 at 4-5 PM
Room Dwinelle 370, Department of Scandinavian, UC Berkeley
Tickets: Free and open to the public.
For more information: http://scandinavian.berkeley.edu/events/event/ulrika-knutson-on-ingrid-bergman/


Ulrika Knutson

Ulrika is a columnist in Swedish Public Radio, and writes for several Swedish newspapers. She specializes in woman history and freedom of speech. Ms. Knutson is also a former film critic, interested in "women's film", Swedish cinema of the thirties, and the films of Ingmar Bergman. Three subjects that meet in the art of Ingrid Bergman.

The Ingrid Bergman Centennial and Retrospective
As part of the celebration of the Ingrid Bergman Centennial, the exhibition "The Saga of Ingrid Bergman", the documentary I Am Ingrid and an Ingrid Bergman Film Retrospective will be presented in San Rafael during the Mill Valley Film Festival 38.

For more information: Ingrid Bergman Centennial