Stockholm Film Festival remembers Peter Fonda

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Stockholm International Film Festival are deeply saddened by the passing of legendary actor Peter Fonda. During Stockholm Film Festival's annual outdoor event, the Summer Cinema, a moment of silence was held in honor of Peter Fonda.

A moment of silence was held at Stockholm Film Festivals outdoor Summer Cinema event on August 17 2019

A moment of silence was held at the Summer Cinema event on August 17, 2019. Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz

Legendary actor Peter Fonda attended the Stockholm International Film Festival 2012 as the president of the jury.

On his way to the festival screening of Easy Rider, Peter Fonda was escorted through central Stockholm by a gang of bikers. An unforgettable moment. 

At Stockholm Film Festival there was a Face2Face with Peter Fonda on stage when his movie Easy Rider was shown. In the interview Fonda said he wants to die in the middle of a shoot for a movie or on stage. This is how great his love for acting was.

- Our “Captain America” is dead. We will always remember Peter Fonda as the American Icon for freedom, on a bike with the wind in his hair, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director at Stockholm Film Festival.

The 30th Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Peter Fonda.

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The 30th Stockholm International Film Festival in 6-17 November 2019.

Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festivals in Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 150 films from more than 60 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema – an outdoor filmfestival in August. Every year in spring, April 1-6, the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 19 years of age.