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Flick Out; Ingmar Bergman

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Flick Out
Ingmar Bergman
Series Description

Originally aired on May 22, 1968 as a four and a half hour marathon showcasing young filmmakers. Hosted by Standish Lawder, Yale University film professor, “Flick Out” gave viewers the chance to watch some of the most creative films being produced at that time. It included short documentaries, film essays, animated cartoons and full-length features that illuminated the art of film.

Beginning in July 1968, “Flickout” became a weekly half-hour series, produced by Henry Morgenthau, showing experimental films from both new, young filmmakers, and established craftsmen. Whenever possible Morgenthau interviews the filmmaker whose work is being shown. Series release date: 5/22/1968

Program Description

Aired in two parts: January 2 and 9, 1969 Film excerpts and interview by Lewis Friedman. Color and B&W, total runtime: 80:00.

Film clips are from Bergman’s films: The Seventh Seal; The Silence; Persona; Sawdust and Tinsel; Hour of the Wolf and Shame. The interview was filmed on location in Sweden during the filming of Shame.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Film and Television
Morgenthau III, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Flick Out; Ingmar Bergman,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 19, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9F9425AC1D714122AEF0F17F648759B3.
MLA: “Flick Out; Ingmar Bergman.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 19, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9F9425AC1D714122AEF0F17F648759B3>.
APA: Flick Out; Ingmar Bergman. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9F9425AC1D714122AEF0F17F648759B3
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