13th Annual Russian Documentary Showcase

Russian Cultural Center is pleased to present its 13th Annual Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”. It will be held in Houston, Dallas, College Station, and Lubbock in collaboration with six Texas universities: University of Houston, Texas Southern University, University of North Texas – Denton, UT – Arlington, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech University.

We proudly announce the movies that we show this year: Putin’s Witnesses by Vitaly Mansky, and The Red Soul  by Jessica Gorter.

Putin’s Witnesses. Drawing on his own archive, lauded filmmaker Vitaly Mansky gives a close account of a turning point in Russia’s recent history. In a surprise move on December 31, 1999, the first president of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin handed over the reins to his chosen successor, Vladimir Putin. Putin’s Witnesses covers his first year in power. Putin led the country back to Soviet-style nationalism, and has employed tyrannical methods to remain in power ever since. That knowledge casts an eerie shadow over the filmed material.

The movie Putin’s Witnesses will be presented by producer Natalia Manskaia. She is well-known name in contemporary Russian documentary film production. In addition to her award-winning career in film production, she maintains a position as General Director of the Vertov and Co. production studio.

The Red Soul. The award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessica Gorter (Netherlands) explores nostalgia for Stalin and his era in modern-day Russia. More than 50 years after the death of Joseph Stalin, Russia is still divided. Was Stalin a great leader who made Russia into a superpower? Or was he a ruthless dictator, responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people? Virtually no family has been left untouched by the consequences of Stalin’s regime, and in every corner of the country, victims’ families are struggling with history. The Red Soul shows how the past lives on in present-day Russia, and thus makes its mark on the future.

Dates and Venues in Houston

Admission is FREE!

Dallas

College Station

Lubbock

November 4, 2019, 4 pm

“The Red Soul”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Jessica Gorter

University of Texas at Arlington

Trimble Hall 200

Info: (214) 808-3503

Admission is FREE

November 5, 2019, 5 pm

“The Red Soul”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Jessica Gorter

University of North Texas

G.A.B. room 205, UNT main

info: (895) 475-7149

Admission is FREE

November 6, 2019, 7 pm

“Putin’s Witnesses”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Natalia Manskaya

Texas A&M

Rudder Forum

Info: (979) 574-1115

Admission is FREE

November 6, 2019, 6pm

“The Red Soul”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Jessica Gorter 

Texas Tech University

Qualia room, CMLL bldg. 

(subject to change)

Info: (806) 834-4007

Admission is FREE

Dallas​

Nov 4, 2019, 4 pm

“The Red Soul”

and meetup with

Jessica Gorter

University of Texas

at Arlington

Trimble Hall 200

(214) 808-3503

Admission is FREE

Nov 5, 2019, 5 pm

“The Red Soul”

and meetup with

Jessica Gorter

University of

North Texas 

G.A.B.

Room 205, UNT main

(895) 475-7149

Admission is FREE

College Station

Nov 6, 2019, 7 pm

“Putin’s Witnesses”

and meetup with

Natalia Manskaya

Texas A&M

Rudder Forum

(979) 574-1115

Admission is FREE

Lubbock

Nov 6, 2019

“The Red Soul”

and meetup with

Jessica Gorter 

Texas Tech

University

Qualia room

CMLL bldg.

(subject to change) 

(806) 834-4007

Admission is FREE

Houston

November 7, 2019, 5:30 pm

“Putin’s Witnesses”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Natalia Manskaya

University of Houston

Charles F. McElhinney Hall 106

Info: (713) 395-3301

Admission is FREE

November 8, 2019, 10:00 am

“The Red Soul”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Jessica Gorter 

Texas Southern University

 PAB 114 McCoy Auditorium

Info: (713) 395-3301

Admission is FREE

November 8, 2019, 7:30 pm

“Putin’s Witnesses”

After the show, there will be

a meeting with Natalia Manskaya

RCC – Our Texas

2337 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

Info: (713) 395-3301

Admission is FREE

Nov 7, 2019, 5:30 pm

“Putin’s Witnesses”

and meetup with

Natalia Manskaya

University of Houston

Charles

F. McElhinney Hall 106

(713) 395-3301

Admission is FREE

Nov 8, 2019, 10:00 am

“The Red Soul”

and meetup with

Jessica Gorter 

Texas Southern

University

 PAB 114

McCoy Aud.

Info: (713) 395-3301

Admission is FREE

Nov 8, 2019, 7:30 pm

“Putin’s Witnesses”

and meetup with

Natalia Manskaya

RCC – Our Texas

2337 Bissonnet,

Houston, TX

(713) 395-3301

Admission is FREE

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