The IFC Center’s “Celluloid Dreams” series has proven to be one of the highlights of the fall repertory season. Already, the program has offered 35mm screenings of Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now (1973), and Joan Micklin Silver’s unheralded 1979 gem, Chilly Scenes of Winter, which the IFC Center’s website aptly describes as “the crucial missing link between Woody Allen’s Annie Hall and Albert Brooks’s Modern Romance.” Tonight’s selection offers what is perhaps the series’ most intriguing pairing between film and special-guest speaker, with playwright Annie Baker presenting the theatrical cut of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander (1982). Baker — who will sign copies of her Pulitzer Prize–winning The Flick after the show — tried to see Fanny herself at the IFC Center a number of years ago, but found the digital projection frustrating. Thankfully, this “Celluloid Dreams” event is, like the rest of them, a 35mm affair.
Thu., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., 2014