14th Annual Documentary Showcase – Images of Russia
Please join us for the 14th Documentary Showcase Images of Russia ONLINE.
We bring to your attention two different and unique Russian documentaries. After the movie you will meet the directors with Q & A sections.
Screening and meeting with directors online are free but any donation is appreciated.
Movie screening “SCHOOL OF SEDUCTION” OCTOBER 10-13
Virtual meeting with director Alina Rudnitskaya OCTOBER 14, at 12 pm & OCTOBER 14, at 6 pm
Movie screening “VAGRICH AND THE BLACK SQUARE” OCTOBER 18-20
Virtual meeting with director Andrey Zagdansky OCTOBER 21, at 6 pm
SCHOOL OF SEDUCTION
A film by Alina Rudnitskaya
Documentary | 95 min | DEN, AUT, NOR, RUS | 2019
A co-production with Danish Documentary
As they say in Russia: You cannot sit on two chairs at the same time. But that’s precisely what modern Russian women are trying to do. One chair is the patriarchal community, the second is female empowerment. Russian women want men to spend their money on them, but at the same time, they don’t want to lose their independence. This is the dilemma at the heart of the film. Our three heroines take matters into hand and start at a course called The School of Seduction, where they learn how to live, think and behave in order to be loved. But is this really what they want and dream about?
VAGRICH AND THE BLACK SQUARE
A film by Andrey Zagdansky
Comedy / Historical Documentary | 81 min | AZ Films L.L.C., MaGiKa Film | 2014
The film is a collage, an essay and a documentary in tribute to an avant-garde artist and writer Vagrich Bakhchanyan. Viewers are immersed in the absurd and bitterly funny universe of the artist, as scholars and friends reflect on his life, enigma and the mystique of his connection with Kazimir Malevich’s famous “Black Square” – an inception point of Russian avant-garde.
Movies are presented on Russian, with English subtitles.
Our Partners: SMU, UT Arlington, UT Austin, University of Houston, Texas A&M, Texas Tech Lubbock, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Information: 713.395.3301 or russianculturalcenter@gmail.