10th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”

Images of Russia

WHEN: October 17-21, 2016

The films by independent Russian movie makers will be screened in five cities of Texas: Houston, Dallas, Austin, College Station and Lubbock. Our partners are: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington – Dallas, SMU, Texas A&M – College Station, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, and The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.


We present the following movies:


My friend Boris Nemtsov. Director Zosya Rodkevich

https://vimeo.com/157186803

The film is an intimate portrait of Russian politician and opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, 2015 approximately 200 yards away from the Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov, former Vice-Prime Minister of Boris Yeltsin, was a notorious and uncompromising adversary of the Putin-led Russian government.  His assassination triggered rioting and protesting against murders of opponents in Russia today. This film about Nemtsov is a tribute to the memory of a young, talented, and brave man. The camera accompanies him during his pre-election journeys and also in less formal moments.

Zosya Rodkevich, the talented young movie director, the graduate of the School of Documentary Film and Theater of  Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov, will present her movie and participate in Q/A session.


“Save My Speech Forever”. Director Roman Liberov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgrF5Q_n4Fs

The documentary is a tragic life story of one of the greatest Russian poets, Osip Mandelstam – who died for the opportunity to write. The author, Roman Liberov, dedicates this film as a testament to the famous Russian poet/essayist by utilizing extracts from poems, letters and reviews, archival documents, and fiction as cinematic tools. Elements of documentary, animation, computer graphics, non-fiction, and puppet scenes that are used in this film, create a film language that does not fit into a specific genre.

The movie will be presented by Roman Sivozhelezov, director of photography.


Dates and Venues

DALLAS

October 17, 2016, 11 a.m.

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

SMU, Huitt-Zollars Pavilion, Embrey 115

Admission: free


October 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

University of North Texas – Denton, ART‎, ‎Room ‎223‎

Admission: free


October 18, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

University of Texas at Arlington, Language Acquisition Center, 3rd floor Trimble Hall

Admission: free


LUBBOCK

October 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

Texas Tech University at Lubbock, International Cultural Center Auditorium – 601 Indiana Ave.

Admission: free


AUSTIN

October 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts Building, Glickman Conference Center, Room 1.302E

Admission: free


COLLEGE STATION

October 19, 2016, 7:00p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

Texas A&M, MSC 2406A

Admission: free


HOUSTON

October 20, 2016

6:00p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

University of Houston,   AA AUD 2

Admission: free

Registration: 6:30 PM, Film: 7:15 – 9:00 PM

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

Sundance Cinemas – Downtown (Bayou Place), 510 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Admission: Non-members – $17, members – $12.

REGISTER HERE


October 21, 2016, 7:30p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)


TICKETS AT RCC OUR TEXAS:

General admission – $10 / full time students and senior citizens – $8. Cash or check ONLY.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors & Partners:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works  Russian General Store
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Humanities Texas Wolrd Affairs Council of Greater Houston CREES
Victoria Filippov , Attorney at Law
Russian Culture Society & McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Tech Office of International Affairs & The CHFoundation
Department of International Studies, Texas A&M
Jordan A&M SMUhanten

 

Movie Screening: Documentary “Museum “Revolution”

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2016, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $8/$6 – RCC membersMuseum Revolution

“Museum “Revolution”" is a movie about the art of resistance, about Maidan and the connection between creativity and politics.

Duration of the screening: 73 min.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

Tango Café 2

HEN: Friday, February 26, 8:00p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: General admission – $20 / RCC tango students – $15/ Milonga only  – $10
BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Tango"

For the «Porteños» (the locals of Buenos Aires) tango is more than fancy steps. It’s the way of life.

Join us to experience the special atmosphere of the dance parties (milongas) in the Capital of tango – Buenos Aires.

This is meetup event!

Evening program:

  • 2 short documentaries about tango tradition in Buenos Aires,
  • Q/A session, 
  • glass of “Malbec”,

and milonga: 9:00pm. – 12:00a.m
DJ TBA

Local dancers and everybody interested in tango are welcome.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Evening “Russian Opera at the Bolshoi”

WHEN: Friday, January 29, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15, RCC members – $12

Opera

In the program:

  • Mark Zaltsberg, the passionate lover of opera music, will talk about great Russian opera singers: Lemeshev, Kozlovsky, Mikhailov, Obukhova, Obraztsova, Vishnevskaya.
  • Excerpts from the documentary “Russian Opera at the Bolshoi” ( the Vintage Years)

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

 

9th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”

Images of Russia

WHEN: October 19 – 24, 2015

The best works of independent Russian movie makers will be screened in five cities of Texas: Houston, Dallas, Austin, College Station and Lubbock. Our partners are: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington – Dallas, SMU, Texas A&M – College Station, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, and The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.


This year we present the following movies:


“Together”. Director Denis Shabaev

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NejC7nvzXy8

Denis Shabaev’s Together, a charming road movie about an attempt by a father and daughter to find a common language.


Euromaidan: Rough Cut. Presented by producer Yulia Serdyukova

https://vimeo.com/90920946

Three months of revolution. From indignant protest to national unity. From pots on their heads to batons and body armour. From the euphoria of victory to the mourning of the fallen Heavenly Hundred. Revolution as an explosion of revived dignity, as the euphoria of freedom, as the pain of awareness at the cost, as the birth of the modern history of Ukraine.


Museum “Revolution”Presented by producer Anatoly Golubovskiy

https://vimeo.com/111697051

“Museum “Revolution” is a documentary about the Maidan events, contemporary art as a symbol of freedom and political struggle, confrontation of people’s creative energy, and a weapon of power.


Dates and Venues

DALLAS

October 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly Golubovskiy

University of Texas at Arlington, University Hall 110

214-808-3503

Admission: free


October 20, 2015, 6:30 pm

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly Golubovskiy

SMU, Dallas Hall, McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 3225 University Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205

214-768-2294

Admission: free


AUSTIN

October 20, 2015, 7:00 pm

Euromaidan: Rough Cut

followed by Q&A with Yulia Serdyukova

University of Texas at Austin, CLA 1.302B (Liberal Arts Building)

512-471-3607

Admission: free


COLLEGE STATION

October 21, 2015, 7:00 pm

 “Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly  Golubovskiy

Texas A&M, Rudder 510

979-575-5224

Admission: free


LUBBOCK

October 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly  Golubovskiy

International Cultural Center Auditorium at 605 Indiana Ave, Texas Tech University at Lubbock

806-834-4007

Admission: free


HOUSTON

October 21, 2015, Food & Drinks – 6:30 pm, Film – 7:15 pm

Euromaidan: Rough Cut

followed by Q&A with Yulia Serdyukova

Sundance Cinemas – Downtown (Bayou Place), 510 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Admission: Non-members – $17, members – $12. Register HERE


October 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

Euromaidan: Rough Cut

followed by Q&A with Yulia Serdyukova

University of Houston, AA AUD 2.
Directions: Visitor parking is available in the Stadium Garage (on Holman between Scott St. and Cullen Rd.) or in the Welcome Center Garage (Calhoun Rd.). For map click HERE

Admission: free


October 23, 2015, 7:30p.m.

“Together”

RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)


October 24, 2015, 6:00p.m.

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly  Golubovskiy

RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

TICKETS AT RCC OUR TEXAS:

General admission – $10 / full time students and senior citizens – $8. Cash or check ONLY.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors & Partners:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Humanities Texas Wolrd Affairs Council of Greater Houston CREES
Russian Culture Society & McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Tech Office of International Affairs & The CHFoundation
Jordan A&M SMU

 

Dance Talk: ballet “Svadebka”

WHEN: Friday, May 29, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20

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Wine will be offered.

used book fair

RCC Our Texas and Houston Ballet present ballet “Svadebka”.

Jessica Collado, soloist ballerina, and Ned Battista, assistant conductor, will discuss Igor Stravinsky’s score and Jiri Kylian’s ballet Svadebka, which will be part of Houston Ballet’s summer repertory Morris, Welch & Kylian.

Battista will highlight the intricacies of the vocal score and Collado will give audience members insight into the characters in Kylian’s ballet.

Video clips of the Houston Ballet performance will be shown.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

Evening “Remembering Sir Winston Churchill”

Dedicated to 70th Anniversary of of the victory in WWIIWHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15

Churchill

Program of the evening:

  • Documentary “Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny”;
  • Q/A session with Jonathan Sandys, Churchill’s great-grandson, and Mark Zaltsberg.

Jonathan Sandys, a great-grandson of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is an international public speaker on the life and times of his illustrious relative and the impact Sir Winston still has on the world today. Churchill’s courage and determination enabled the British to stand firm against Hitler and the Nazis, even when France surrendered and Britain stood alone. The example of Sir Winston Churchill is a legacy of success and stands as a demonstration of how one man’s determination in the face of defeat can change the world forever.

Mark Zaltsberg is a knowledgeable person and experienced speaker. His numerous presentations on different topics at the Russian Cultural Center are always memorable events for both Russian and English speaking guests. He will ask Mr. Sandys questions regarding Sir Churchill and also share his own passion and knowledge about this great man.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

ABOUT THE EVENING

http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/content/churchil-great-grandson/2791351.html

The family values of Churchills

NARRATOR: Houston is the largest city in the southern United States. Residents of this metropolis speak more than 90 languages from around the world. Here in Texas, Jonathan Sandys—the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill—found his wife and his home.

The pouring rain here serves as a reminder of London. The great-grandson of the former prime minister—who was voted as the greatest Briton in history in a BBC poll—gives lectures about Sir Churchill’s legacy, publishes the online blog Churchill Bulletin, and has written a book coming out in October.

SANDYS: ‘Ya vas lyublyu’…that means ‘I love you’!

NARRATOR: This declaration of love is the only Russian the 40-year old great-grandson of Churchill knows. But today, this phrase is very appropriate. The Russian Cultural Center in Houston dedicated an evening to Churchill’s memory. In honor of the 70th anniversary of victory in World War II, the Center also hosts an exhibition of photographs by the legendary photographer Samary Gurariy, who captured historic images of meetings of the “Big Three”—leaders of the anti-Hitler coalition. What’s more, Jonathan’s uncle Nicholas Soames—Churchill’s grandson and member of the House of Commons—was the official representative of the British Prime Minister at celebrations in Moscow on May 9. “It was a general victory for all the Allies, their common cause. My great-grandfather was very much opposed to communism, but was much more opposed to Nazism. And, at the end of the day, when the Russians were attacked by Hitler, Russia thought that she was alone. And I think that Stalin was quite surprised when my great-grandfather said, “If you want to join us as an ally, you are most welcome.” In actual fact, a few weeks before Hitler attacked Russia, he called Stalin to warn him, but Stalin didn’t believe him. We Britons and Americans are very grateful to Russia for its special contribution to the victory.

NARRATOR: In Russian history, the attitude towards Churchill has always been influx: the positive excitement of the perestroika/glasnost period and early Yeltsin years was replaced by a wary, if not hostile, view in conjunction with a “reversion back to the Soviet Union”. Churchill has an aphorism regarding this issue: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Those who fought on the frontlines and saw the war are becoming fewer and fewer, while the latest history textbooks feature this politician primarily as the author of the ‘Iron Curtain’ speech at Fulton. Many in Russia are convinced that it was this speech (not the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe and creation of pro-Kremlin regimes there) that gave rise to the “Cold War”. Last year, thanks to FBI archives that have been opened, we learned of Churchill’s appeal to President Truman to drop an atomic bomb on the Kremlin.

SANDYS: My great-grandfather was very much opposed to communism, because he saw that people were basically enslaved. But he took an important decision during the war to separate the German people from the Nazis, so that at the end of the war, the German people would be welcomed back into the flock of Europe. The same was done with Russians and communism. There were the Russian people and communists. And I still think that’s the case today. Yes, unfortunately…people like Stalin have put Russia’s position with Europe way back, because countries like America, countries like Britain, find it very difficult to trust the Russian government. But the Russian people are absolutely fantastic, wonderful people and if we have to fight someone again, we’d really like to have the Russians on our side. I don’t think that’s the government, so much as regular people.

NARRATOR: “Never surrender!”, the rule Winston Churchill followed since his school days, became a slogan for his whole country during World War II.

SANDYS: Churchill had great courage. Churchill had great faith. That’s what we’re missing today: strong leaders who are brave, have strong faith and are honest. Honest people who won’t lie to use and who believe in their people.

NARRATOR: The Churchill Challenge, as the prime minister’s great-grandson called it, is designed to improve and develop leadership qualities in oneself. He proposes that everybody start a journal to write about deeds that display courage, faith, and honesty. The main thing is to remember: “Never surrender!”

Alexander Panov, in a special report for “Nastoyashee Vrema”. Houston, Texas.
Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Movie Screening: The Cranes are Flying

WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $8 / RCC members – $6cranes

Russia, 1957. Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart. Boris is sent to the front lines…and then communication stops. Meanwhile, Veronica tries to ward off spiritual numbness while Boris’s draft-dodging cousin makes increasingly forceful overtures. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, The Cranes Are Flying is a superbly crafted drama, bolstered by stunning cinematography and impassioned performances.

Duration of the screening: 97 minutes

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Tango Cafe

WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:00 pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15 – in advance online;  at the door – $18
BUY TICKETS ONLINE
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For the «Porteños» (the locals of Buenos Aires) tango is more than fancy steps. It’s the way of life.

We invite you to experience the special atmosphere of the dance parties (milongas) in the Capital of tango – Buenos Aires.

Program includes:

  • movie screening  – documentary about tango tradition in Buenos Aires,
  • Q/A session,
  • glass of “Malbec”,
  • empanadas and
  • milonga.

Dancers and people who love tango are welcome.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Evening in Memory of Elena Obraztsova

WHEN: Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15, RCC members – $12Elena Obraztsova

We dedicate this evening to the memory of Elena Obraztsova, world-famous opera diva.

In the program:

  • Mark Zaltsberg, a good friend of the great opera singer, shares his memories of her;
  • Documentary “More Than Love” by Marina Goldovsky;
  • Records of Obraztsova’s singing from the collection of Mr. Zaltsberg.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK