Becoming Astrid

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Becoming Astrid

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.

Friday, February 1: 8:30pm
Saturday, February 2: 3:30pm
Saturday, February 2: 8:30pm
Thursday, February 7: 8:30pm
Friday, February 8: 6:00pm
Saturday, February 9: 6:00pm
Sunday, February 10: 2:00pm

“Pippi Longstocking has sometimes been called an icon of feminist girl-power. If “Becoming Astrid’ makes anything clear, it’s that the character’s creator was something of one herself.” …Full Review

“Christensen portrays Lindgren as a born storyteller but delves into the vital time in her development when confounding expectation gave way to building her own narrative.” …Full Review

123 minutes / NR
$7 Adult, $6 Child/Student/Senior

February 10 2019

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Date: February 10
Time: 2:00 pm
Recurring: See other dates & times
Cost: $6 - $7
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Riviera Theatre Auditorium

50 N. Main St.
Three Rivers, MI 49093 United States

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269-278-8068