WILD STRAWBERRIES (SMULTRONSTÄLLET) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Friday, April 15, the Philoctetes Center, 247 East 82nd St., free (suggested donation $5), 646-422-0544, 7:00
Friday, April 29, Cabaret Cinema, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St., free with $7 bar minimum, 212-620-5000, 9:30
Who needs Freud? No matter how much you read about Ingmar Bergman’s majestic film or how many times you see it, it keeps on delivering, offering new insights into the life of Professor Isak Borg, played by Swedish director Victor Sjöström, as well as your own life. A very different kind of road film, the Golden Bear winner also features Bergman regulars Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, and Gunnel Lindblom. You’ll never listen to a ticking clock or see a funeral procession quite the same way again. This endlessly fascinating foray into dreams and nightmares, birth and death is screening Friday night at 7:00 at the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination, part of the one hundredth anniversary of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, and will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Eric Marcus, director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and Philoctetes film coordinator Matthew von Unwerth. If you miss that screening, you can catch it on Friday, April 29, as part of the Cabaret Cinema “Dream Theme” series, being held in conjunction with the Rubin Museum’s fabulous Brainwave programming, and will be introduced by Italian writer Sandro Veronesi.