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'It's About the Money, Stupid!': Financial Chaos in the Russian Film Industry
March 14, 2013; 4:30 - 7:15pm


Bldg E25(Whitaker College) Room 111, MIT, Cambridge, MA

www: web.mit.edu/misti/mit-russia/

Event cost: There is no charge for this event.

Guest Speaker: Vladimir Padunov, Associate Director, Film Studies Program, Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Pittsburgh.

In the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, every aspect of film culture (production, distribution, and exhibition) has been disrupted. How have Russian filmmakers adapted to the economic uncertainties, and how has their reaction affected the nature of visual narratives? The talk will be followed by a showing of the film "Gromozeka," Which follows the day-to-day lives of three men from their high school rock band through adulthood.

4:30-5 lecture

5-6:44 film "Gromozeka" (2011, Director Vladimir Kott)

6:45-7:15 Q&A

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