Special Screening: Northern Lights


We are pleased to welcome independent film director Rob Nilsson back to BAM/PFA to present the West Coast premiere of the 35mm restoration of his highly acclaimed first film (codirected with John Hanson), Northern Lights, which won the Caméra d'or at Cannes in 1979.

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    • Thursday, November 7 7 pm

    John Hanson, Rob Nilsson (U.S., 1978). West Coast Premiere of Restored 35mm Print! Introduced by Rob Nilsson. Actress Susan Lynch in person. A prequel of sorts to The Grapes of Wrath, Northern Lights is a stunning, gritty re-creation of Midwestern agrarian life circa 1915, backlit by the rise of the Nonpartisan League, a short-lived grassroots political movement. (93 mins)