The Plaza 1st Annual Gala hosted by Isabella Rossellini

303 East Main Street
Patchogue, New York 11772

Ingrid Bergman’s (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) Centennial is the spark for The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center’s campaign to raise funds for its programming and to promote its mission: celebrating the magic and power of film as an art form and as a medium for multicultural exchange and social responsibility.

Bergman won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. The American Film Institute has ranked her as fourth on a list of the 25 greatest actresses of all time in American Cinema.

Gala attendees will enjoy a sneak preview of the yet-to-be released documentary, INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS, before its U.S. theatrical release, courtesy of Rialto Pictures. The film is receiving world-wide accolades at prestigious festivals such as Cannes. Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini, an actress, filmmaker, and model, will be present to discuss the film.

This lovingly crafted film about one of cinema’s most luminous and enchanting presences was composed from her letters and diaries (extracts of which are read by Alicia Vikander); the memories of her children (Pia Lindström and Isabella, Ingrid, and Roberto Rossellini) and a few close friends and colleagues (including Liv Ullmann and Sigourney Weaver); photographs; and moments from thousands of feet of Super-8 and 16mm footage shot by Bergman herself throughout the years. Stig Björkman’s focus is not only Bergman the star, but on Bergman the woman and mother: orphaned at 13, drawn to acting on the stage and then on film, sailing for Hollywood at 24 and then leaving it all behind for a new and different life with Roberto Rossellini. INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS, is, finally, a self-portrait of a truly independent woman.

Director: Stig BJörkman
Cast: Ingrid Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Pia Lindström, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver, and Alicia Vikander as Ingrid Bergman (voice)
Running Time: 1 Hr 54 min
Swedish with English subtitles