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Coronado Public Library, in partnership with the Coronado Island Film Festival, presents FILM FORUM CORONADO, taking place the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library's Winn Room. Film expert Ralph DeLauro provides a brief introduction to each film and leads a discussion afterwards, often including pointers about how lighting or camera angles contribute to a scene’s mood or propel the story.

December 7: The Magician (1958, 102 min)

Ingmar Bergman has a few tricks up his sleeve with this lusty, darkly comic tale of chicanery that blends bawdy bedroom farce with a diabolically clever battle of wits between faith and reason. An itinerant mesmerist (Max von Sydow) has his magic confronted by a skeptical, rational medical adviser (Gunnar Bjornstrand). With Ingrid Thulin. Swedish with English subtitles.