The Executioner: By the Neck By David Cairns
Designing for del Toro By Eric Skillman
Soon, American Bergman-ophiles will be granted a special peek into the process of one of cinema’s great artists. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host the Los Angeles world premiere of the new exhibition Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek in association with the Bergman Foundation in Stockholm. In the show, which opens on September 16, movie clips and specially made montages will be projected and a wealth of rare Bergman material will be on display, including original scripts and shooting schedules, notebooks and sketches, posters and photographs, set models and costumes. There’s more: in conjunction with Truth and Lies, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles will screen Bergman films throughout September, including The Seventh Seal, The Silence, Scenes from a Marriage, and Fanny and Alexander. A showing of the little-seen 1971 drama The Touch will be followed by a discussion with actor Elliott Gould.