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Scandia Falls 2018 Nordic Film Festival

$15 – $45


Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $45
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Orpheum Theater
315 N Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States


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Scandia Falls 2018 Nordic Film Festival

Cinema Falls presents Scandia Falls 2018 Nordic Film Festival in historic downtown Sioux Falls, celebrating current Scandinavian feature films. We’ll get as cozy as a Nordic sweater while we all share in the Midwest premieres of films from Sweden and Norway against the backdrop of the stunning Orpheum Theater. Brush up on your national anthems, pull out your reindeer mittens, and put away your pickled herring – it’s time to celebrate film from the Northlands! (Concessions and cash bar throughout.)

Scandia Falls Film Pass: $15
Includes entry to any or all films exhibited inside the Orpheum Theater on November 18th. (Smorgasbord NOT included.) Concessions and cash bar available throughout event.

True North Smorgasbord Ticket: $45
(Sales of this pass will end November 12th or when sold out.)
This limited seating event includes a delicious Smorgasbord during our dinner break from 5pm to 6:30pm. Please see menu below! (We do not provide transport to Bros Brasserie restaurant where event will be held.) Downtown Sioux Falls should be decorated for the holidays! (Films NOT included, this is a meal only ticket.)

  • Bone-in lingonberry chicken
  • Swedish meatballs with gravy
  • Swedish cream mashed potatoes
  • Swedish-styled relish tray (including lefsa & smoked trout with sour cream sauce)
  • Scandinavian meat & cheese selection
  • Swedish dessert selection
  • Coffee and soda
  • Cash bar (wine/beer only)

Matinee Film Event at Orpheum Theater

Becoming Astrid – (dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen)

Lobby Bar Open: 1:30PM
Theater Doors Open: 2PM
Film Program Begins: 2:30PM
TRT: 123 min
Rating: Rated R – (for some nudity)
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish, Danish (English Subtitles)

Film Summary: Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), 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 (Henrik Rafaelsen). 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, Marie (Trine Dyrholm). Astrid goes into self-imposed exile in Stockholm, refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage and saving up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When Marie 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.

Dinner Break – 5PM to 6:30PM

We will clear and close the theater for the dinner hour! Concessions will remain open.

The True North Smorgasbord Ticket includes a gourmet buffet for a limited number of guests. Smorgasbord will be held in beautifully decorated downtown at Bros Brasserie, typically closed to the public on Sunday nights – but will be open for our ticketed guests! Passes MUST be presented to gain entrance.

Evening Film Event at Orpheum Theater

The Quake – (dir. John Andreas Andersen – HEADHUNTERS)

Theater Doors Open: 6:45 PM
Film Program Begins: 7:15 PM
TRT: 106 min
Rating: N/A

Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery/Suspense
Language: Norwegian (English Subtitles)

Film Summary: For anyone that joined Cinema Falls for our film Bølgen (The Wave), you’ll be interested to hear that disaster has returned to Norway! Yes, a sequel is here, this time moving from Geiranger to Oslo. Just three years after they survived the tidal wave that destroyed Geiranger, this poor unfortunate family surely couldn’t suffer again from a natural disaster? But suffer they do! The Lead duo Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) and Idun (Ane Dahl Torp) return, albeit living separately. A PTSD-laden Kristian heads to Oslo, where his family now lives, to investigate the wild claims of a former geologist colleague who recently died in an Oslofjord tunnel. Just as The Wave was based on a very real threat of an unstable mountain crashing into the fjord causing a tidal wave, The Quake take inspiration from the 1904 Oslo earthquake. And just like THE WAVE before it, Norway re-invents the disaster film, making it more human without having to go over the top.