On Sunday, January 13th, Sierra Cinemas/Nevada Theatre Film Series presents “Becoming Astrid” at 7pm at the Nevada Theatre.
Teenaged Astrid Lindren, who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg.
After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother. Refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage she saves up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When his foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work.
“’Becoming Astrid’ looks sure to become a hot seller and makes one eager for more episodes from Lindgren’s astonishingly unconventional life.” Alissa Simon, Variety
The film is being shown at 7pm (with doors opening at 6:30) and admission is $8. For more information, to view the trailer, or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.sierratheaters.com
KNOW & GO:
What: “Becoming Astrid” at the Nevada Theatre Film Series
When: Sunday, January 13th, at 7pm
Where: The Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Admission: $8; doors open at 6:30pm
Information: (530) 477-1100, or firstname.lastname@example.org