Everyday Fascism Film Screening

Everyday Fascism

Mikhail Romm's chilling exploration of the rise and fall of the fascist regime of Nazi Germany vividly illustrates -- through a brilliant assemblage of archival newsreel and documentary material -- the horror and destruction wrought by the Third Reich, and more broadly, any political regime with totalitarian ambitions. The images in Everyday Fascism were selected from over two million meters or Nazi newsreels, documentaries, and kulturfilms confiscated in 1945 by the Red Army from the storehouses of Hitler's Germany. The film is insistent that never again should the world experience such havoc -- a message that triggered much discussion in its era, and which still has resonance in our own.

Enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. Bring a friend for a special night out with The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History at AU!

Introduction and post-film Q & A with Professor Peter Rollberg, Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University.

Where: Tunlaw Theater, 2641 Tunlaw Road, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Tunlaw Gate.

When: Wednesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. (The gate opens at 5:30 p.m.)

Dress: Business

RSVP by noon Friday, September 27 in an email to carmelinstitute@american.edu with name, birthdate, and current institutional (university or employer) affiliations for every guest. Please note that state-issued photo identification is required to enter the Embassy.

Parking: Complimentary valet parking provided.

Please indicate in your RSVP if you might use a Carmel-provided university shuttle so that we may plan to accommodate all of our guests.

Transportation details

Please be at the pickup location at least 5 minutes before the time posted to be sure you will not miss the bus pickup, as traffic conditions can impact the bus schedules. The bus will have a sign in the window with the pickup university and the Embassy as the destination.

American University - the bus will pick up in front of Hughes Hall, across from the Kogod School of Business at 5:30pm.
George Washington University - the bus will pick up at 23rd and I St, on the metro station side at 5:30pm.

Georgetown University - the bus will pick up at 37th and O St, NW at 5:30pm.

UMBC - the bus will pick up at 1000 Hilltop Circle, behind Retriever Activity Center at 3:45pm.
University of Maryland, College Park - the bus will pick up on the west side of the Stamp Student Union building at approximately 4:45pm.
George Mason University - the bus will pick up at the Rappahannock River Parking Deck near Patriot Circle at 4:00pm.

My Name is Ivan Film Screening

My Name is Ivan film poster

Enter the Black and White World of Ivan

Join us on Wednesday, September 18, for an exciting evening in black and white. Legendary film director Andrei Tarkovsky's first feature film, My Name is Ivan explores a boy's struggle to come to terms with the loss of his family and his courage as a spy on the front lines. An award-winning film, it was the recipient of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. Bring a friend for a special night out with The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History at AU!

Q & A with Professor Eric Lohr, Chair of the American University History Department, to follow the film

Where: Tunlaw Theater, 2641 Tunlaw Road, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Tunlaw Gate.

When: Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Dress: Business

RSVP by noon Friday September 13 to carmelinstitute@american.edu with name, birthdate, and current institutional (university or employer) affiliations for every guestPlease note that state-issued photo identification is required to enter the Embassy.

Parking: Complimentary valet parking provided.

Please indicate in your RSVP if you might use a Carmel-provided university shuttle so that we may plan to accommodate all of our guests.

Transportation details

Please be at the pickup location at least 5 minutes before the time posted to be sure you will not miss the bus pickup, as traffic conditions can impact the bus schedules. The bus will have a sign in the window with the pickup university and the Embassy as the destination.

American University - the bus will pick up in front of Hughes Hall, across from the Kogod School of Business at 5:00pm.
George Washington University - the bus will pick up at 23rd and I St, on the metro station side at 4:45pm.

Georgetown University - the bus will pick up at 37th and O St, NW at 4:45pm.

UMBC - the bus will pick up at 1000 Hilltop Circle, behind Retriever Activity Center at 3:00pm.
University of Maryland, College Park - the bus will pick up on the west side of the Stamp Student Union building at approximately 4:15pm.
George Mason University - the bus will pick up at the Rappahannock River Parking Deck near Patriot Circle at 4pm.

Fall 2019 Events

  • My Name is Ivan
    Film Screening
    18 September 2019
    Russian Embassy

  • Everyday Fascism
    Film Screening
    2 October 2019
    Russian Embassy
  • Twenty Days Without War 
    Film Screening
    14 November 2019
    Russian Embassy
  • Please note: These dates are for planning purposes, as they are subject to change; we will begin accepting RSVPs only after the event announcement is made via email and AU campus screens.

AU Summer Course 2019 "Pushkin's Russia"

The Carmel Institute sponsored students to attend Professor Anton Fedyashin's AU Summer Course. The course took ten students to St. Petersburg, Moscow and other Russian locations to explore Russian culture in person. Students walked the Russian capitals, visited museums, and attended cultural events to experience Russian culture first-hand.

Students combined readings with their museum and art gallery visits and concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and beyond. They explored the formation of Russia's national identity through Alexander Pushkin's poetry and prose in the context of the Napoleonic Wars and the era of Romanticism.

An Evening with Fashion and Friends

Symposium at Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

On 30 March 2018, guests explored a captivating picture of diplomatic life in early nineteenth-century St. Petersburg through forty-five portraits from an album assembled by the family of politician and statesman Henry Middleton. Carmel Institute Director Anton Fedyashin provided the historical and political context of American-Russian relations during Henry Middleton's post as American Minister to Russia in the 1820s and 30s and Dr. Rosalind Blakesley placed the portraits assembled in the Middleton album in the history of Russian portraiture during the era.

Lexo Toradze Performance and Lecture

World-Renowned pianist at American University

In Katzen Arts Center on March 22, 2018, world-renowned pianist Mr. Lexo Toradze performed and lectured about the revolutionary changes in Russian and Soviet music after 1917 -- the experimentalism of Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, the evolution of Soviet jazz, and the role of music during the Second World War. The audience also enjoyed a question-and-answer discussion with the artist after his performance.

The Russian Experiment

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The Carmel Institute partnered with the PostClassical Ensemble to present a concert-symposium with world-renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman, October 19, 2017, at AU's Katzen Arts Center.

See more event highlights at Carmel Institute News.