Katzen Cinema Series: The Face of Russia, Part 3: Facing the Future (Updated 1/7/13)
Katzen Cinema Series: The Face of Russia, Part 3: Facing the Future Wednesday, February 6, 7 p.m. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center Admission is free
The Face of Russia is a three-volume documentary series that explores the political, theological, and social history of Russia through art. This episode focuses on 20th century Russian music and cinema, with analysis and speculation as to how communism's demise affects these art forms. Narrated by James H. Billington, the 60-minute film highlights the works of musicians Musorgsky, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky, and filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.