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December 2019

The Bull

December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Бык» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with director Boris Akopov and lead actress Stasya Miloslavskaya It is the end of the 1990s and Russia is finding it tough to get back on its feet after the breakup of the Soviet Union. The nation is ravaged by economic and moral decay, a fact reflected in the rise of local criminal gangs. A young man nicknamed ‘The Bull’, a gang leader, ends up at the police station after a scuffle with…

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The Hero

December 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

«Герой» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with actor Alexander Petrov Fifteen years ago Andrey graduated from a Secret Service school under the guidance of his father Colonel Rodin, who trained youth to become the agents for the Foreign Intelligence Service. When the experimental school has closed, he settled in Europe and cut all ties with Russia. One day his father, who was presumed to be dead, calls him to say that some security forces are out to get Andrey.…

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December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with actress JORDAN FRYE The first impression of the town of Vyshny Volochyok are broken roads, snow and fog. There is a car service station in the suburbs where thirty-somethings Olya and Vadim live, work and love each other. They are devoted and straightforward people, who share the ups and downs in their lives until a third party intrudes their lives: the Internet. Director: Grigory Dobrygin Screenplay: Grigory Dobrygin, Alexander Rodionov, Iliya Nosochenko Starring:…

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The Lenin Factor

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025 + 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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December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with leading actor Alexander Petrov Ilya Goryunov has spent seven years in prison on false charges of drug trafficking. When Ilya is free he realizes that the old life that he yearned for is no more. Although he did not intend to take revenge on the man who sent him to prison, now there is no other way out. Director: Klim Shipenko Screenplay: Dmitriy Glukhovskiy Starring: Alexander Petrov, Kristina Asmus, Ivan Yankovskiy, Dmitriy Glukhovskiy,…

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Van Goghs

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway New York, NY 10023 + Google Map

«Ван Гоги» Movie screening and discussion / Q&A with Aleksey Serebryakov and Sergey Livnev Winner of four Russian National Film Academy Awards (Nika), Van Goghs sensitively explores the complicated relationship between Mark Ginzburg, an artist, and his oppressive father Viktor, a famous conductor.  Mark moved from Latvia to Israel just to escape his father’s shadow, but now circumstances have forced the two to live under the same roof again. Will they manage to see beyond their mutual dependency and rediscover…

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Coronation

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025 + Google Map

«Коронация» In life there are days which could change everything. A turning point. When you listen to the voice of love. And make a choice. But when the ruler of an empire falls in love with a dancer of staggering beauty…The Assumption Cathedral, the Kremlin, Khodynka Field, the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky Theatres, where the heart of eternal Russia beats…The last Russian Emperor and the ballerina that sealed glory for Russian ballet. The passion that could have changed the course…

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January 2021

Streltsov

January 22 - January 26
Streltsov

«Стрельцов»

Hearthrob Alexander Petrov is 20-year old Eduard Streltsov, the rising star of Soviet soccer. About to face Pelé in the World Cup, he loses everything when he's accused of a heinous crime. With his future looking hopeless, Streltsov must earn back the love of the nation. Based on true events, this is 27-year old director Ilya Uchitel's feature film debut.

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Tsoy

January 22 - January 25
Tsoy

«Цой»

This highly controversial release from renowned director Alexei Uchitel imagines the aftermath of the fateful 1990 car accident that killed Soviet rock idol Victor Tsoy. A surreal road trip ensues as Pavel, the other driver in the collision, must transport Tsoy's remains back to Saint Petersburg. The film spans the private pain felt by Tsoy's loved ones and the tragic impact on an entire generation. Tsoy's death, months before the fall of the Soviet Union, was an auger of change to come.

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Subscription – The Third Annual Russian Film Week USA

January 23 - January 29
2021 Russian Film Week USA Poster

The Third Annual Russian Film Week in New York kicks off with an online edition that brings the latest in Russian cinema to US audiences from January 23-29, 2021. Last year’s edition expanded the program to audiences in Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Chicago, Denver and Palo Alto. The upcoming online edition will open up fresh Russian films to nationwide US viewers.

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Mara (The Side Effect)

January 23 - January 26
Mara

«Побочный эффект»

In this thrilling horror film, a home invasion disrupts the happy life of Andrey and Olya. Now, Andrey's only dream is to erase this horrific night from Olya’s memory. A desperate search leads Andrey to a house on an embankment, where the mysterious healer Mara, played by the sinister Aleksandra Revenko, promises to supply a special cure... with some disturbing side effects.

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Deeper!

January 23 - January 26
Deeper

«Глубже»

This outrageous new comedy tells the story of a young film director, known for his psychologically profound work, who finds himself in the pornography industry and makes everyone play by his rules. Porno has never been so deep!

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Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure

January 23 - January 26

«Белка и Стрелка: Карибская Тайна»

Space Dogs Belka and Strelka are sent on a special mission when a mysterious anomaly occurs off the coast of Cuba and a huge water tornado starts draining the ocean. As the two old friends experience the beauty of Cuban nature and its azure waters, they find an underwater world full of secrets. An exciting and dangerous adventure will  test Belka and Strelka's friendship as they unravel this tropical mystery.

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Tsoy – Virtual Q&A Discussion with Director Alexei Uchitel

January 23 @ 3:00 pm

«Цой»

Virtual Q&A Discussion with Director Alexei Uchitel

This highly controversial release from renowned director Alexei Uchitel imagines the aftermath of the fateful 1990 car accident that killed Soviet rock idol Victor Tsoy. A surreal road trip ensues as Pavel, the other driver in the collision, must transport Tsoy's remains back to Saint Petersburg. The film spans the private pain felt by Tsoy's loved ones and the tragic impact on an entire generation. Tsoy's death, months before the fall of the Soviet Union, was an auger of change to come.

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Shtetlers

January 24 - January 27
Shtetlers

«Shtetlers»

For several centuries and until the fall of the Soviet Union, shtetls were inhabited by tight-knit Yiddish-speaking communities, living side by side with their non-Jewish neighbours. Now scattered around the world, Shtetlers gather and trace the remains of a lost world.

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Hypnosis

January 24 - January 27

«Гипноз»

In a nail-biting thriller by famed director Valeriy Todorovsky, a hypnotherapist manipulates his patients, including Misha, a young boy who can no longer distinguish between dreams and reality. When a female patient mysteriously disappears, the Police suspects Misha. How can he prove his innocence, when he isn’t sure what’s real?

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Goodbye America

January 25 - January 28

«Goodbye America»

There's an old saying, revised, that you can take the émigré out of Russia, but you can't take Russia out of the émigré. Dmitriy Nagiev is Grigoriy, a grifter who has "made it" in America. In a series of interconnected vignettes, recent transplants, assimilated professionals and hopeful immigrants navigate life in America with Grigoriy's help, as their individual relationships with the "motherland" are transformed on-screen.

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The Conference

January 25 - January 28
Conference

«Конференция»

Years after the 2002 terrorist attack inside the Dubrovka Theater shook Russia and the world, Natalya, herself a survivor, gathers others who lived through the attack for a memorial that reconstructs the events that shattered their lives A film about how we can move on from tragedy, individually and as a people. Based on true events.

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The Man from Podolsk

January 25 - January 28

«Человек из Подольска»

This thought-provoking cinematic adaptation of a cult play from by the groundbreaking Teatr.DOC begins with an everyman who dreams of escaping his mundane existence for life in the West. When he is arrested by the Moscow police, he is taken for an absurd ride without a definitive outcome, when the police turn out to be discerning intellectuals, who seem to know everything about him.

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Sententia

January 26 - January 29
Sententia

«Сентенция»

In the 1980 USSR, Varlam Shalamov, author of the notorious Kolyma Tales, is warned to stop writing as he experiences his final days. Meanwhile, two other men are on an obsessive search for Shalamov’s handwritten account of life in the labor camps—and nothing will stop them from publishing the scandalous masterpiece. Flashbacks of the harrowing true stories simultaneously tell the story of Shalamov’s life. Based on true events.

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In Deep Sleep

January 26 - January 29
In Deep Sleep

«Город Уснул»

Victor is a deep-sea fisher, onboard a ship when he learns his wife has died.
He rushes home but finds the entire city entranced in a deep sleep. He walks
the streets, trying to find the only person who is still awake. This surreal, poetic
feature is the directorial debut of Marina Ignatenko, who also wrote the script.

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This is Edik: A tale of a Gifted and Stolen Childhood

January 26 - January 29

«Это Эдик: Сказка о Подаренном и Потерянном Детстве»

A documentary film about Eduard Uspensky, the brilliant, yet tortured, writer and creator of beloved children’s characters, including Cheburashka. The film includes interviews with Uspensky’s colleagues and family, as well as excerpts from interviews with Uspensky, who is portrayed in the film as an animated character.

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The Time Guardians

January 26 - January 29

«Ключ Времени»

An exiting phantasmagorical mystic tale set in classical St. Petersburg.
A girl, Ksyusha, is adopted into a family of a writer and an artist. She finally got fortunate. But having been in a car accident, the girl finds herself in the Dark City, where along with her magical assistant Paramon, she must overcome evil witchcraft and rewind the city clock to stop the Witch and her black army from taking over the city.
Will the girl succeed in finding the Time Key and rewind the clock?
Will happiness return to her new family?

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Slava’s Journey: Secrets of Snow

January 27 - January 30

«Путешествие Славы: Секрет Снега»

SLAVA POLUNIN, globally renowned Russian philosopher clown, packs the fake snow of his stage spectacular “Slava’s Snowshow” and his messy gaggle of clowns onto a train that takes them on a peculiar mission – deep into the real snow of the Russian arctic in the middle of the coldest winter for 1,000 years! Featuring an atmospheric and beautiful original score from BAFTA composer Kevin Sargent, Russian narration by Nargiz Zakirova, and inspiring magic from Slava himself.

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All About My Sister

January 27 - January 30

«Про Лёлю и Миньку»

When the grown-up Minka visits his also grown-up sister Lyolya and her twin boys in their old childhood home, he reminisces about the hilarious stories of the past. But he doesn’t know that his sister’s “little monsters” are plotting trouble that may have real consequences for Lyolya. Based on the stories by the beloved writer Mikhail Zoshchenko.

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Stanislavsky: A Hunger for Life

January 27 - January 30

«Станиславский. Жажда жизни»

The inner drama and ascent of Konstantin Stanislavsky, an outstanding artist and creator of the world-famous “Stanislavsky system” which is widely used by outstanding actors around the world.

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Shtetlers – Virtual Q&A Discussion with Director Katya Ustinova

January 27 @ 8:00 pm

«Shtetlers»

Virtual Q&A Discussion with Director Katya Ustinova

For several centuries and until the fall of the Soviet Union, shtetls were inhabited by tight-knit Yiddish-speaking communities, living side by side with their non-Jewish neighbours. Now scattered around the world, Shtetlers gather and trace the remains of a lost world.

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Slava’s Journey – Virtual Q&A with Slava Polunin

January 28 @ 12:00 pm

«Путешествие Славы: Секрет Снега»

Virtual Q&A Discussion with Slava Polunin (FREE with RSVP)

SLAVA POLUNIN, globally renowned Russian philosopher clown, packs the fake snow of his stage spectacular “Slava’s Snowshow” and his messy gaggle of clowns onto a train that takes them on a peculiar mission – deep into the real snow of the Russian arctic in the middle of the coldest winter for 1,000 years! Featuring an atmospheric and beautiful original score from BAFTA composer Kevin Sargent, Russian narration by Nargiz Zakirova, and inspiring magic from Slava himself.

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VGIK Shorts Collection

January 29 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

A COLLECTION OF SHORT FILMS BY STUDENTS OF THE GERASIMOV INSTITUTE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY (VGIK)

NATIVE PEOPLE
ORTINO RANGE
RESTLESS NASTYA
VICTORIA XXI

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Virtual Q&A with makers of “All About My Sister”

January 29 @ 12:00 pm

«Про Лёлю и Миньку»

Virtual Q&A Discussion with cast and filmmakers (FREE with RSVP)

All About My Sister is a charming family film, based on short stories by Mikhail Zoshchenko.  Meet young actors Elisey Mysin and Evgenia Scherbinina, Director Anna Tchernakova, and film composer Yuri Briars for an all-ages discussion about the film.

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