Past Event


March 23, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Zoom and Youtube Live

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

7:00pm ET

Zoom webinar & YouTube Live

This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar and streamed via YouTube Live. There will be no in-person event.

Register here for the Zoom webinar, or tune in on YouTube Live.

Please join us for a meeting of the Russian Film Club with speakers Pavel Khazanov (Rutgers), John MacKay (Yale), Peter Rutland (Wesleyan). Moderated by Daria Ezerova (Harriman Institute) and Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia University). This event is part of our Contemporary Culture Series.

Dear Comrades (2020), Andrei Konchalovsky’s twenty-first feature-length film, focuses on the Novocherkassk Massacre of 1962. Shot similarly to his 2018 film ParadiseDear Comrades has had rave reviews: “stunning” (The Guardian), “a masterpiece” (The New Yorker). The film raises questions about historical accuracy: the director asserted that for him “there is no difference between fake history and real history” and that one “usually believe[s] in character, not in facts.” A continuation of our discussion of Beanpole in the fall, this webinar will focus on the changing attitudes to historical accuracy in the making of period dramas and whether we can speak about the emergence of New Historical Cinema in Russia of the 2010s-2020s.

Note: The event does not include a screening of the film. Attendees can watch the film in advance on Film Forum or on Hulu.