Oak Street Cinema reopens with Bergman festival


Free screening, blockbuster preview also set for September

After a brief summer hiatus, Minnesota Film Arts (MFA) returns this month to the Oak Street Cinema, 309 SE Oak St., with a pair of feature films and a week-and-a-half-long tribute to legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died July 30 at the age of 89.

The Oak Street’s resurrection begins Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. with a free screening of director Jospeh Grieco’s “Canvas,” which tells the story of 10-year-old Chris Marino as he and his parents struggle to deal with his mother’s schizophrenia and his father’s injury, according to an Oak Street press release.

Grieco will be in attendance for the film, presented by the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Interest Group and sponsored by the university’s Department of Psychology and The Wasie Foundation.

MFA will showcase Begrman’s films Sept. 7–Sept. 19, starting with Wild Strawberries, Sept. 7–9, nightly at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Other features include:

A Lesson in Love, Sept. 10–11, 7 and 9 p.m.
Through a Glass Darkly, Sept. 12–13, 7 and 9 p.m.
The Seventh Seal (new 35mm print), Sept. 14–16, 7:15 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 5:15 p.m.
Cries and Whispers, Sept. 18–19, 7 and 9 p.m.

Finally, MFA will also present a sneak preview of “The Kingdom,” starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. “The Kingdom” opens nationwide on Sept. 28.

The reopening of the Oak Street comes with lower prices, as well: $6 for general admission, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for Minnesota Film Arts members. Matinees are $1 cheaper for all.

For more information, visit the MFA website.