Press Release: UCSD-TV Honors Two Pivotal Directors with Film Festival (8/15/2007)

UCSD-TV HONORS TWO PIVOTAL DIRECTORS WITH FILM FESTIVALS

Saturday tributes to Ingmar Bergman (Sept. 1) and Michelangelo Antonioni (Sept. 8)

LA JOLLA, CA – The film world recently lost two groundbreaking filmmakers, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, both of whom passed away at the end of July. In their honor, UCSD-TV will dedicate two of its September World Cinema Saturday line-ups to commercial-free presentations of their films. Bergman’s films will be featured on Sept. 1 and Antonioni’s the following week on Sept. 8. Both festivals run from 4pm through midnight.

Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, considered one of the fathers of modern cinema, is known for his unusual use of imagery and his memorable explorations of the human condition. UCSD-TV’s Bergman tribute airs Sept. 1 from 4pm through midnight and features the following films: Wild Strawberries (1957) at 4pm, The Silence (1963) at 5:45pm, Through a Glass Darkly (1961) at 7:30pm, The Virgin Spring (1959) at 9pm, and Persona (1966) at 10:30pm.

Michelangelo Antonioni’s films are among the most aesthetically complex in cinema and stand up to repeat viewings and analysis. UCSD-TV features four of his films on Sept. 8: Le Amiche (1955) at 4pm, Il Grido (1957) at 5:45pm, Red Desert (1964) at 7:45pm, and L’Eclisse (1962) at 9:45pm. 

UCSD-TV’s World Cinema Saturday airs every week from 4pm until midnight and features commercial-free films from around the globe, ranging from the classics to the cult classics. Program schedules and links to more information can be found at www.ucsd.tv/movies.

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