This summer marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman—a perfect time to rediscover the passion and beauty of his magnificent body of work. In his lifetime, Bergman wrote and/or directed sixty seminal films. He used his art to explore universal and personal themes such as faith, love, aging, and death. His movies were essential midcentury viewing for every serious cinephile. They are as up-to-date and relevant today as they were when first presented. We will watch one of Bergman’s most iconic works during each class session. Some movies may be difficult, others enchanting, but all will reflect the mastery of their maker. Each week prior to showing, study group members will receive a one-page overview and short interpretation to help with understanding the context and themes. At the end of each presentation, there will be time for reflection and discussion. The films we will be viewing are Smiles of a Summer Night, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring. Come join us as we pay homage to this legendary filmmaker.