Evropsk, Russia: Out of European Order

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Featured guests of the symposium this year include the Moscow-based film director Rustam Ibragimbekov and screenwriter Aleksandr Mindadze, as well as the acclaimed American film director George Romero (Night of the Living Dead).

Symposium-At-A-Glance. The Full Schedule for Symposium 2001.

Read the Official Announcement of Symposium 2001.

Читайте официальное объявление очередного симпозиума.

Practical information for those attending the symposium.

The events and their venues:

Evropsk, Russia: Russia and the Caucasus

A selection of films concentrating on the relationship of Russia to the Caucasus. Two important figures of the current Russian cinema world, Rustam Ibragimbekov and Aleksandr Mindadze, will introduce their respective films.

Russian Necrorealist Cinema: Films of Evgenii Iufit

Necrorealism, an underground movement founded by Leningrad artists in the 1980s, addresses "the life of the body abandoned by the soul." Its zombie-like characters wander bleak, post-communist landscapes and engage in acts of wanton violence and "heroic idiocy."

Russia on the Road: Searching for the Self

A series of screenings of recent Russian films, selected and introduced by leading Russian film historians and critics and followed by discussion with Russian and American film scholars and Slavists.

First-time events at Symposium 2001

Publications of the Symposium

Two booklets, each containing an original article and a newly translated article, highlight particular issues in the spotlight during Symposium 2001.

Revolution within the Revolution: Soviet New Wave

The series features film classics from the 1960s, the period of Soviet cultural "Thaw"

Frames of Reference: New Graduate Student Research on Russo-Soviet Film

A screenings of Sokurov's latest film and a panel of younger scholars open Symposium 2001 on April 30.


The Symposium Organizers

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The Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium gratefully acknowledges its sponsors: the Ford Foundation, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Studies, and the University of Pittsburgh. University of Pittsburgh co-sponsors include the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Dean's Office of the Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Film Studies Program, the Graduate and Professional Student Association, the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, and the University Center for International Studies.

This site last updated on 14 October 2001.