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Becoming Astrid

Film Preview Screening — Becoming Astrid

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

In advance of the local opening of Becoming Astrid (Music Box Films) on November 23 at a Landmark Theatre (TBD), ASI will host a FREE film preview in Larson Hall on November 14, which would have been Astrid Lindgren’s birthday.  

Becoming Astrid is a gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking that chronicles the young and challenging life of the Swedish writer born as Astrid Ericsson (1907-2002), who would go on to worldwide fame as Astrid Lindgren, one of the most beloved children’s authors ever.

To quote Alissa Simon on Variety, "Doing right by this national treasure in her most formative stage, Danish helmer Pernille Fischer Christensen and her longtime co-writer Kim Fupz Aakeson credibly prove that the eventual creator of “Pippi Longstocking” and “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” was as strong and determined as her characters. With a vibrant performance from fresh-faced Alba August as the lead, “Becoming Astrid” looks sure to become a hot seller and makes one eager for more episodes from Lindgren’s astonishingly unconventional life."

Advisory: this film contains adult content not appropriate for children.

More information on the location and times of the local run will be available later at

Included in cost of Museum Admission


For information, call 612-871-4907

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