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Becoming Astrid

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 2 pm and 7:30 PM
Location: Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
Additional Dates
  • Friday, January 25, 2019, 2 pm and 7:30 PM

Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, 2018, Sweden, Not Rated, 123 min. Subtitled

Becoming Astrid is the moving true story of a young woman’s struggle for independence in 1920s Sweden. Imaginative young Astrid Lindgren (Alba August), who went on to worldwide fame as a children’s author (Pippi Longstocking), is dying of boredom on her strict family’s farm, entertaining her many siblings with tall tales, roaming the forests and fields instead of doing her chores. She jumps at the chance to work at the local newspaper office, where she is romanced by the handsome, married, but soon-to-be-divorced editor Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). Learning some hard life lessons, Astrid nevertheless finds within herself the courage to carry on, creating new worlds through her empathy and talent for storytelling.

Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.

Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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