The Swedish Club: February Film Series
The film screenings are free with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds benefit the Swedish Club.
The Ice Queen - A February film series that explores the life of Norwegian-born skating star and Hollywood sensation Sonja Henie. Everyone is welcome! All films are in English or include English subtitles.
Friday, February 7: Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice - In 1936, the renowned Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie leaves her career and becomes a Hollywood star. Her first films set records for ticket sales, but as she gets older and the spotlight fades, she refuses to quit. This documentary follows her rise to stardom and tragic demise. 53 minutes. English with Norwegian clips. (2007)
Friday, February 14: Thin Ice - Sonja plays a ski instructor at a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps. She falls in love with a man who is actually a prince escaping the pressures of royal life. 79 minutes. English. (1937)
Friday, February 21: Sun Valley Serenade - Sonja plays a Norwegian refugee adopted by a band pianist thinking she was a 10-year-old girl, igniting his girlfriend's jealousy. Features the Glenn Miller Orchestra. 86 minutes. English. (1941)
Friday, February 28: Sonja: The White Swan - Anne Sewitsky's well-researched biopic exposes Sonja Henie's dark side behind her facade of the wholesome girl next door. 127 minutes. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (2018)
The film screenings are free with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds benefit the Swedish Club. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curated and led by Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American and a longtime Swedish Club member.