Film Screening: "Mister West" at the Russian Embassy
Off Campus Location
An American's Comic Encounter with Bolshevik Russia
Released in 1924, Lev Kuleshov's film is notable as the first silent comedy to explicitly challenge American stereotypes about Soviet Russia. Mr. West and his cowboy friend Jeddie find themselves embroiled with anti-revolutionary gangsters as they arrive in Moscow to spread the YMCA message.
Come enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. ...more
Hillwood and the Initiative for Russian Culture at American University are pleased to present a symposium complimenting Hillwood's exhibition Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great's Art Patronage.
Explore the life of Catherine the Great, from her provincial beginnings as minor Prussian princess to her coronation and life as the Empress of Russia. Art collecting and patronage was central ...more