Screening & Live Event
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Part of Putin’s Russia: A 21st Century Film Mosaic
Sunday, July 1, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Followed by a live recording of the Film Comment Podcast, hosted by Nicolas Rapold (Editor in Chief, Film Comment)

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. 2010, 127 mins. 35mm. In Russian and German with English subtitles. With Victor Nemets, Vlad Ivanov, Maria Varsami, Vladimir Golovin, Olga Shuvalova, Alexey Vertkov, Yuriy Sviridenko. Truck driver Georgy (Nemets) sets out on a provincial Russian highway for a routine delivery, but after a series of chance encounters his journey spirals out of control. A roadside police check, a talkative war veteran, and a too-young prostitute lead him to a village from which there appears to be no way out, an unyielding, elemental place mired in the past. Loznitsa’s first fiction film was inspired by his own decade-long road travels through Russia, and became an instant landmark of post-Soviet dystopia, alternatingly fablist and realistic, caustic and tragic. 

Published since 1962, Film Comment magazine features in-depth reviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. The podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. 

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

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