Igor & Gleb Aleinikov in person
Subversive cinema exploded in the Soviet Union five years ago. Of an early screening in Kirov, Yevgeny Yufit reported (Cine Fantom, #9): “The theater was packed. Here and there old fogies would leap up with shrieks of protest, demanding that the disgrace be stopped, but they were countered by the exultant younger generation… Afterwards several somewhat pale officials came up to us and demanded documents proving that the program had been cleared for screening…” Tonight’s titles include: Spring (Yevgeny Yulfit and Andreij Myortvyj), a nightmarish but curiously whimsical reflection of political brutality; Dreams (Kondratiev), a journey through images of village life in Central Asia; Homo Rullis (Dainis Klava); Mission in Kabul (Andejs Ejtis); and others.
CROSSING BORDERS: The International Avant-Garde Today
Cinematheque presents six evenings highlighting some of the most challenging films and videos being produced around the world. Uniting them all is a passion for cinema and a drive for self-expression.