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Prophets and Gain: New Russian Cinema (2004)

Arrogance & Envy: Anti-American Cinema Under Communism and After (2003)

Global Amnesia and Imperial Fatigue (2002)

Evropsk, Russia: Out of European Order (2001)

Nation, Fetish, Identity (2000)

New Russia New Cinema (1999)

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All evening films will be shown in subtitled 35mm prints at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room (477 Melwood Avenue).
All morning and afternoon films will be screened in subtitled DVD or VHS versions in room 208B of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.

   Sunday, 1 May


   Monday, 2 May

10:00-12:30 CL 208B: Iurii Grymov's The Mastermind (2001) [100 min]
Discussants: Petre Petrov, Liubov' Arkus
12:30-1:55 Lunch
2:00-4:30 CL 208B: Andrei Konchalovskii's House of Fools (2002) [104 min]
Discussants: Marcia Landy, Evgenii Margolit
7:00 Opening Reception

   Tuesday, 3 May

10:00-12:30 CL 208B: Andrei Nekrasov's Disbelief (2004) [105 min]
Discussants: Alyssa DeBlasio, Aleksandr Deriabin
12:30-1:55 Lunch
2:00-5:30 CL 208B: Evgenii Iufit's Bipedalism (2005) [90 min]
Graduate Student Panel*: 
Frenzy and Folly: Madness in Russian Cinema
Thomas Campbell (Yale University): "The Bioaesthetics of Evgenii Iufit"
Gennady Denisenko (University of Virginia): "Vl. Solovyov in Shakhnazarov's Subtext: Insanity of Death or Death of Insanity in Books of Life"
Jeremi Szaniawski (Yale University): "Dementia, alienation, and insanity in transmodern Russian cinema: Moloch and Taurus by Aleksandr Sokurov"

* The Graduate Student Panel is co-sponsored by the Working Group for Cinema and Television (WGCTV).

   Wednesday, 4 May

10:00-12:30     CL 208B: Anna Melikian's Mars (2004) [100 min]
Discussants: Elena Prokhorova, Tim Schlak
12:30-1:55 Lunch
2:00-4:30 CL 208B: Ol'ga Stolpovskaia and Dmitrii Troitskii's You I Love (2004) [85 min]
Discussants: Gerald McCausland, Mark Lynn Anderson 
7:30 Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Pavel Chukhrai's A Driver for Vera (2004) [114 min]
Introducer: Vladimir Padunov 

   Thursday, 5 May

10:00-12:30     CL 208B: Aleksandr Veledinskii's Russian (2004) [115 min] 
Discussants: Alexander Prokhorov, Seth Graham 
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30 Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water
7:30 Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Dmitrii Meskhiev's Our Own (2004) [100 min]
Introducer: Pavel Kuznetsov

   Friday, 6 May

10:00-12:30     CL 208B: Vadim Abdrashitov's Magnetic Storms (2003) [93 min]
Discussants: Michelle Kuhn,
Pavel Kuznetsov
12:30-1:55 Lunch
2:00-4:30 CL 208B: Il'ia Khrzhanovskii's 4 (2004) [126 min]
Discussants: Julie Draskoczy, Anton D'Auria
7:30 Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Kira Muratova's The Tuner (2004) [154 min]
Introducer: Nancy Condee 

   Saturday, 7 May

11:00-12:30 Closing roundtable at Hemingway's 
Led by: Liubov' Arkus, Nancy Condee, and Aleksandr Deriabin
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00 Visit to Andy Warhol Museum
7:30 Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Valerii Todorovskii's My Stepbrother Frankenstein (2004) [111 min]
Introducer: Evgenii Margolit