Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story Film Screening

Karenina Film Poster with Vronsky's face and Anna's profile.

Director General of Mosfilm studios Karen Shakhnazarov wrote and directed this provocative new version of Leo Tolstoy's timeless classic. Wounded in the Russo-Japanese War, Vronsky ends up in a military hospital run by Anna Karenina's son who asks him to explain what made his mother behave the way she did. After some hesitation Vronsky agrees to tell the story of his tragic love for Anna Karenina, observing that people remember only what they choose to remember. Immersed in the past, Vronsky begins to reassess the story of thirty years ago.

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!

Where: Tunlaw Theater, 2641 Tunlaw Road, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Tunlaw Gate.
When: Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. 
The film screening will begin promptly at 7 pm.
RSVP by Monday, November 26, to carmelinstitute@american.edu with name, birthdate, and institutional affiliations for every guest. Please note that state-issued photo identification is required to enter the Embassy.
Dress: Business

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 Mason University - the bus will pick up at the Rappahannock River Parking Deck (near Patriot Circle) at 4:25pm.

George Washington University - the bus will pick up at 23rd and I St, on the metro station side at 5:00pm.

Georgetown University - the bus will pick up at 37th and O St, NW between 5:15pm and 4:55pm.

UMBC - the bus will pick up at 1000 Hilltop Circle, behind Retriever Activity Center at 4:10pm.

Business dress is required for this event and complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Concert: Armistice 1918 Commemoration for Fallen Brothers

Armistice in 1918, several people hold American flags. Event is October 21.

Russian composer Alexander Kastalsky wrote Commemoration for Fallen Brothers, a powerful ecumenical Requiem, to commemorate the diverse nations and faiths of the Allied lives lost in World War I. He finished the complete seventeen-movement work in 1917 and it will receive its world premiere at this concert.

Where: The Washington National Cathedral
When: Sunday, October 21, at 6 p.m.
RSVP by Thursday, October 18, to carmelinstitute@american.edu
Dress: Business

Please indicate in your RSVP if you would use a Carmel-provided university shuttle if it were offered. Possible pickup locations are: American University; George Washington University; Georgetown University; University of Maryland, College Park; and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Shuttles will be arranged for locations with sufficient interest, as indicated in RSVPs. If shuttles are arranged, guests indicating interest in our transportation will receive the shuttle details via email.

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 Washington National Cathedral 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 Mason University - the bus will pick up at the Rappahannock River Parking Deck (near Patriot Circle) at 4:25pm.

George Washington University - the bus will pick up at 23rd and I St, on the metro station side at 5:00pm.

Georgetown University - the bus will pick up at 37th and O St, NW between 5:15pm and 4:55pm.

UMBC - the bus will pick up at 1000 Hilltop Circle, behind Retriever Activity Center at 4:10pm.

Symposium: Armistice and Revolution Russia and the World in 1918

Armistice and the Revolution: Russia and the World in 1918

The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History in partnership with the Russian-American Science Association invite you to attend a symposium, Armistice and Revolution: Russia and the World in 1918.

Eric Lohr
American University
Armistice from Below
Borislav Chernev
Author and Independent Scholar
Brest-Litovsk and World Revolution
Elizabeth Wood
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Women in War, Peace, and Revolution
David Engerman
Yale University
Dreams of Global Revolution
Alexei Miller
The European University at St. Petersburg
The Awkward Anniversary

Friday, November 2, 2018
Reception 6-7 PM | Symposium 7-9 PM
Followed by Q&A

East Campus Commons, Constitution Hall
American University, Washington, DC

RSVP required by Thursday, November 1 to carmelinstitute@american.edu

 

The House on Trubnaya Street Film Screening

Trubnaya film.

A comedy about love and female empowerment

Director Boris Barnet's 1928 masterpiece is the Soviet take on the Cinderella story. Young Parasha arrives from the country into the new Soviet capital of Moscow looking for work during the bustling New Economic Policy era. Hired by her social betters as a maid, she soon betters them when the Maids' Trade Union elects her to be its representative in the Moscow City Council.

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!

Guests must show government-issued photo identification at the gate and all names on the guest list must match the identification of guests to enter. You MUST have your guest's name at the time of your ticket order - you will not be able to change the reservation once it is complete. Tickets are NOT transferable; if all tickets are claimed, we offer any tickets that become available to our wait list.

Business dress is required for this event and complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Fall 2018 Events

  • The House on Trubnaya Street
    Film Screening
    19 September 2018
    Russian Embassy
    News recap: Cinderella in the Big City
  • National Symphony Orchestra: Mussorgsky, "Picture at an Exhibition"
    29 September 2018
    Kennedy Center
    News recap: A Night at the Symphony
  • Concert: Armistice 1918
    Commemoration for Fallen Brothers

    21 October 2018
    The Washington National Cathedral
  • Armistice & Revolution:
    Russia and the World in 1918

    Symposium
    2 November 2018
    Constitution Hall
    American University
  • Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story 
    Film Screening
    28 November 2018
    Russian Embassy

AU Summer Course "Revolutionary Russia: A Cultural Legacy, 1917-2017

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.

An Evening with Fashion and Friends

Symposium at Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

On 30 March, 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, 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

2:39:32

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.