Depicting a worker strike in 1903, Sergei Eisenstein's first full-length film, Strike, utilizes cross-cut footage and cinematic metaphor as it champions the advantages of collective action over "bourgeois" individualism. Enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. Bring a friend for a special night out with the AU Initiative for Russian Culture.
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A tale of love, war, survival and remembrance. With documentary accuracy, The Brest Fortress (2010) recounts the nine-day heroic defense against Wehrmacht forces on June 22, 1941. Sasha Akimov, a 15-year-old survivor, remembers his love for the beautiful Anya as Hitler's plan "Operation Barbarossa" plunges their world into chaos.
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In Mikhail Kalatozov's classic *Unsent Letter* (1959) a guide and three geologists search for diamonds. After a long and perilous journey through beautiful Siberian wilderness, a terrible forest fire traps them and triggers a struggle for survival to deliver a map of their findings to Moscow. The screening coincides with the AU Katzen Museum's exhibit "Siberia in the Eyes of Russian …more
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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 …more