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December 2018

The Fixies: Top Secret

December 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

The Fixies are little kind-hearted human-like creatures, which live in electronic devices and home appliances and take care of them. People shouldn't know anything about the Fixies. It's a TOP SECRET! The Fixies find a way of transporting themselves the electric wires. Now they can fix any electronic device instantly, no matter where it is located! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VISJAjL6G6w  

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Into_Nation of Big Odessa

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

In the world, there is a city-port Odessa, which was specially created as a refuge for people of different nationalities and religions. Humor is a special language that helps people from Odessa to communicate and get along with each other. Legends are spreading about Odessa's humor and accent. But - a paradox - people are constantly leaving it. It is loved, but it is left as a child leaves his mother. On the example of this city and its inhabitants,…

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The Stroll

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Today's twenty-something Russians are the first generation in the country's post-communist history to have grown up free. Their twenties are the age of freedom, of fast-changing events and intense emotions. Perhaps only at this age they can live a whole life in one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXTLIHbYusM

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The Story of One Appointment

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

The shrill and tragic story about an event that involved Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. In an infantry regiment of the military based in the Tula region an offence occurs. In this regiment, the capital's lieutenant Grigory Kolokoltsev - inspired by progressive ideas - does his service. A military tribunal and execution await the soldier charged with the offence. Kolokoltsev asks Count Tolstoy for help - and he decides to protect the innocent man. The pointed history about the complexity of…

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Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story

December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

There is no single truth in love. Each treads their own path. Which should take precedence – passion or duty? How do we choose? And who gets to judge? These are the eternal questions, remorselessly thrust upon us by life. Anna Karenina made her choice, leaving her son Sergei to grow up struggling to understand why his mother took such a tragic and terrible path, and Count Vronsky haunted by the memory of the woman for whose death he still…

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Hoffmaniada

December 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

E.T.A. Hoffmann is transported into the world of his own phantasmagoric writings and pitted against the villains he created on the page as he struggles to defend love and beauty against the philistine plots closing in around him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhrm196UQSY

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I’m Losing Weight

December 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

Anya only loves food and her boyfriend - athlete Zhenya. But Zhenya is not pleased with Anya because she has put on a lot of weight and he decides to leave her. But Anya does not give up and sets a goal to get rid of excess weight. And Nikolai is there to help her, an overweight man obsessed with the healthy way of living. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ittLoN39QnQ

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How Viktor “The Garlic” Took Alexey “The Stud” to The Nursing Home

December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

Hoping to claim his newly vacated apartment, a young man travels across Russia with his aging gangster father to admit him into a nursing home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PFM4gZDn60

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Eternal Life of Alexander Christoforov

December 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

The misanthrope Alexander Christoforov, nicknamed "Alec", is a hopeless loser. Despised by his ex-wife, alienated from his son, Alec has totally screwed up his life. But when diagnosed with a mortal illness, he sets off on a ludicrous tour de force at the end of which a piece of eternity surprisingly awaits him a comedy with a happy end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeo0-D5IzwI

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The Coach

December 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

National football team player Yuri Stoleshnikov fails to score a penalty at a crucial moment. After this fatal mistake he leaves the national team, finishes his career and becomes a coach of a small provincial team. It is with this club that Stoleshnikov has to perform a miracle and again believe in himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya5q9v6V6KQ

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Elephants Can Play Football

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

Dmitry is a strong-willed, solid guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew he was playing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxE_zDmz27o

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Unforgiven

December 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

Based on true events, the architect Vitaly Kaloev accepts a job offer in Spain, but must leave his family behind. When they travel to reunite with him, their plane collides with another in mid-air. Vitaly struggles to cope with the loss and injustice, he decides to seek out the Air Traffic Controller who was on duty, so he can look into his eyes, but the outcome of the confrontation turns into another deadly tragedy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhwDjye_xrI

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In The Hood

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

Vova and his best friend Kisa make ends meet by working for the local thug in Vladivostock, Russia until one assignment forces them to question their own morality and puts their friendship to the ultimate test. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Den_lf8knE

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Sobibor

December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

"Sobibor" is based on the history of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising during WWII and Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. When he was a POW in Sobibor, he managed to do the impossible - to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Many of the escapees were later caught and died - the rest led by Pechersky managed to join the partisans. Script based on the book by Ilya Vasiliev: "Alexander Pechersky: Breakthrough to Immortality". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMk9lF89Z9M

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Yolki Posledniye

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011

Yolki Posledniye is the final installment of the much-loved New Year film franchise. And this time it promises to be especially touching, bold and heart-warming since the characters will have to say good-bye to their audience after these past eight years. Six New Year's Eve stories will elaborately intertwine, starring favorite characters and rising stars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI-b0WLceZ4

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December 2019

SUBSCRIPTION TO THE RUSSIAN FILM WEEK IN NEW YORK 2019

December 6
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

Russian Film Week in New York 2019, presented by the Cherry Orchard Festival (USA) and Studio Rock (Russia), will take place at SVA Theater December 6-13, 2019. By obtaining the subscription, you can attend all screenings, presented by the Russian Film Week in New York at the SVA Theatre (SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011) December 6 - 13, 2019 and to participate in all the Q&A's with renowned directors and actors. You will also get a…

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High Above

December 6 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Выше неба» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with lead actress Taisia Vilkova.  A young girl spends her summer in a countryside resort under the strict supervision of her mother. A young guy with a secret past draws her attention. The girl does not foresee that her life will change forever after meeting him, and her feelings will send her high above the sky. Director: Oksana Karas Screenplay: Ekaterina Mavromatis Starring: Taisia Vilkova, Polina Vitorgan, Viktoria Tolstoganova, Filipp Avdeev, Daria…

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Another Woman

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map
another-woman

«Давай разведёмся» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with director Anna Parmas and actress Anna Rytsareva. Masha’s successful life has her completely consumed in her work until she discovers that her husband has been having an affair with his twenty-something fitness trainer. Her life begins to spin out of control, as she struggles to balance work, child-rearing and navigating the breakdown of her marriage. Desperate to keep her family together, Masha won't stop at anything to get her husband back,…

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The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

December 7 @ 2:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Снежная Королева: Зазеркалье» PRE-SHOW EVENT AT 2 PM (in the lobby of the SVA Theatre): Come early for PRE-SHOW EVENT AT 2PM and meet your favorite characters from THE SNOW QUEEN animated movie LIVE, take memorable pictures and spend time in the fun atmosphere before the movie starts! Get FREE balloons, FREE healthy snacks, and FREE GIFTS from the Lifeway Kefir company! A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen’s evil deeds. He finds a way…

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The Fantastic Return to Oz

December 7 @ 3:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«УРФИН ДЖЮС ВОЗВРАЩАЕТСЯ» PRE-SHOW EVENT AT 2 PM (in the lobby of the SVA Theatre): Come early for PRE-SHOW EVENT AT 2PM and meet your favorite characters, take memorable pictures and spend time in the fun atmosphere before the movie starts! Get FREE balloons, FREE healthy snacks, and FREE GIFTS from the Lifeway Kefir company! Ellie and her faithful dog Totoshka return to the Fairyland for new adventures. The authorities of the Emerald City are trying to capture the insidious…

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The End of Season

December 7 @ 4:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map
The End of Season

«Конец сезона» Prolific director Konstantin Khudyakov tells a story of three sisters who, as the USSR collapses, find themselves living in a small Baltic town. Despite a decade of adjusting to life in a new country they still feel like outsiders and long to get back to Moscow. The film draws inspiration from Chekov’s play Three Sisters, and is brought to life by the formidable talent of its three female leads. Director: Konstantin Khudyakov Screenplay: Elena Raiskaya Starring: Yuliya Peresild,…

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Odessa

December 7 @ 5:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Одесса» Odessa, August of 1970. A heat wave. The city is crowded with tourists. Boris, a journalist and foreign affairs specialist, and his eight-year-old son Valeri arrive from Moscow to visit Boris’ in-laws, Grigori and Raisa. But on the day of their arrival, Odessa declares a quarantine due to a cholera outbreak, and the city is closed off. Having come for a few days, the son-in-law is plunged into a world changed by serious danger. Family secrets will be disclosed,…

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Elephant

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Элефант» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with film actor Aleksey Guskov This movie has NO subtitles The author of sweet and innocent children’s books about Elephant Mishka happens to be a very nasty person. A long time ago, Valentin Shubin divorced his wife and got into a fight with his daughter, for whom he once wrote his stories. And, even when a new heart is transplanted to Valentin due to his illness, he prefers that everything else in his…

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The Three Heroes and The Crown Princess

December 8 @ 3:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Три богатыря и Наследница престола» PRE-SHOW EVENT AT 3PM (in the lobby of the SVA Theatre): Come early for PRE-SHOW EVENT at 3 PM and meet your favorite characters, take memorable pictures and spend time in the fun atmosphere before the movie starts! Get FREE balloons, FREE healthy snacks, and FREE GIFTS from the Lifeway Kefir company! The Prince of Kiev is about to appoint an heir to the throne, but there’s one little thing – who might it be? A…

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The Battle

December 8 @ 4:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Битва» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with actor Rinal Mukhametov As a street dancer, Anton is building a remarkable career: his team wins all the battles, he is a recognized choreographer, and all his future depends on dance. When Anton loses his hearing in a tragic accident, all his plans and all hopes are destroyed. Finding himself in an empty and strange world of silence, Anton gradually realizes that this is not the end. His passion for dance, the…

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The Lenin Factor

December 8 @ 5:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Ленин. Неизбежность» It's been almost three years since the start of World War I, the bloodiest war in the history of humanity. Vladimir Lenin is an immigrant, living in Zurich. Having devoted his life to preparing the revolution, Lenin “missed” its beginning and is now searching for an opportunity to return to Russia and annex control of the situation. Director: Vladimir Khotinenko Screenplay: Kirill Zhurenkov, Nadezhda Vorobyova Starring: Evgeny Mironov, Daria Ekamasova, Fedor Bondarchuk, Paulina Andreeva Rating: 12+ Length: 113…

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Abigail

December 8 @ 7:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Эбигейл» Movie screening presented by actor Rinal Mukhametov The town that Abigail lives in has been closed for years due to a mysterious epidemic. Abby’s father was one of the infected with the disease. He was taken away from her when she was a child. In the attempt to find her father Abigail goes against authorities and discovers the town is filled with magic. Abigail’s journey will completely overturn everything she thought she knew about magic, herself and the world…

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