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Because a brutally honest, 167-minute examination of the many ways in which people lie to, break the hearts of, and generally fuck over the people they love might not be enough to cause one to give up all faith in the institution of holy matrimony, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is happy to bring you the full 299-minute version of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage. Originally a six-episode television miniseries, Bergman’s epic follows a couple through their failed marriage, ugly divorce, and eventual reconciliation—which, of course, occurs behind the backs of their new spouses. It’s not exactly the best movie to take a date to, unless you’re indirectly trying to tell your potential mate that any future relationship between the two of you will be one based on deception and disloyalty (and that you’re cool with that). It is, however, one of Bergman’s most straightforward and powerful looks at the human condition. “Scenes From a Marriage” Part I shows at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19; Part II shows at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $9.75. (301) 495-6700.