Semlor & a Movie at the American Swedish Historical Museum

Treat yourself to a rich semla, a cream and almond paste filled Swedish pastry, along with a cup of coffee and a screening of the award-winning documentary Nice People (2015). Semlor are often eaten before the start of lent, the Swedish version of “Fat Tuesday”. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes one semla, additional semlor are $6 each. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is appreciated. Sign up here:

About the movie: A group of young men who fled the war in Somalia have ended up in a rural town in Sweden where integration is tough. Something needs to be done. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea: why not use sport as a bridge to bring people together? The goal is to create the first ever Somali national team in bandy, and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. This is a story about racism and fear, but it is also about bravery and doing something that has not been done before.

Follow their story through the documentary "Nice People" by Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson. Watch the trailer:

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:00 to 11:00