Images from "Take Three" 2002, the Third Annual Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles
"Take Three," the third annual Nordic film extravaganza sponsored by not-for-profit ASFLA, came to town on Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 2002, at the Writers' Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. This was the second sequel to the successful LA showcase of Scandinavian films and filmmakers launched in 2000. The festival pivots around the Scandinavian films submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration as nominees in the Best Foreign-Film category, with additional screenings of short subjects and documentaries.

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Katarina Voll flanked by two friends in the lobby of the Writers' Guild of America Theatre.

2001 ASFLA Scandinavian of the Year Award-recipient Maud Adams and her husband The Honorable Charles Rubin wait for the lights to dim.

Film-festival founder Jim Koenig and sponsor The Honorable Consul General of Sweden Andreas Ekman at the ASFLA jazz closing party.

The Tomas Janzon Trio entertains guests at the ASFLA jazz closing party. Janzon is a guitarist from Sweden.

Festival-goers hang out in front of the theatre between screenings, Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills.

Irina Bjorklund, winner of a 2001 Finnish Jussi award for best performance by a female in a leading role, leads a Q&A; session about the film AMBUSH.

Swedish Consul General Andreas Ekman introduces the film JALLA! JALLA! directed by Josef Fares.

Swedish jazz guitarist Tomas Janzon jams for the crowd at the ASFLA closing party, Sunday night February 3, 2002.

Some of the more than 2,000 people who attended the screenings congregate in front of the theatre between screenings.

Danish volunteer and ASFLA board member Soren Hellerup distributes admission passes at the festival box office.

Audience members fill the Writers' Guild Theatre as they wait for the start of the next screening.

Supporters who attended the closing-night screening are treated to a complimentary snack accompanied by live jazz music.

Open throughout the festival is the Nordic Cafe, where audiences network and nosh on authentic Scandinavian cuisine.

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