New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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(The Celebration)

October 22, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Denmark, 1998, 105 minutes, color, 35 mm)
In Danish and English with English subtitles

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Starring Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen,
Paprika Steen, Birthe Neuman

Mixing farce and tragedy, THE CELEBRATION is the story of a family patriarch's 60th birthday party which turns into an exposé of dark, painful family secrets. Rejecting Hollywood's fascination with special effects, the film was shot using "Dogme 95" standards--hand-held cameras, natural sound and lighting, no sets, and no computer manipulation of images.

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