Soviet and Russian Film Club (Клуб советского и русского кино)

Meetings are Fridays 2-4pm

All films are shown with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2020

Strike (1925)


Fri, Jan 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Sergei Eisenstein


A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Click here for more info on this film at IMDb.
The Man with a Movie Camera (1929)


Fri, Jan 24, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Dziga Vertov


A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.
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All Alone (1931)


Fri, Jan 31, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Grigoriy Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg


The story of a newly graduated Leningrad teacher, Yelena Kuzmina. She goes furniture shopping with her fiance, Petya, and in a fantasy sequence she imagines teaching a class of neat, obedient city schoolchildren. Instead, she is assigned to work in the Altai mountains of Siberia.
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Jolly Fellows (1934)


Fri, Feb 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Grigoriy Aleksandrov


A musically talented shepherd gets his big chance when he is mistaken for a famous conductor.
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The Great Consoler (1933)


Fri, Feb 14, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Lev Kuleshov


In basis of film are facts from biography of the American writer O. Henry and two his short stories.
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Chapaev (1934)


Fri, Feb 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Sergey and Georgi Vasilyev


This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a decorated hero in the World War I and later in the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian revolution. This man of action is fighting on the side of the poor people. His troops consist of peasants, just like him. Unable to write, he can brilliantly demonstrate various battle tactics by moving potatoes on the table. He is street smart. He never lost a battle against the experienced Generals of the Tzar's Army.
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Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 (1944)


Fri, Feb 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Sergei Eisenstein


During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.
Click here for more info on this film at IMDb.
Soy Cuba! (1964) I Am Cuba


Fri, Mar 6, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov


Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.
Click here for more info on this film at IMDb.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)


Fri, Mar 13, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Sergei Parajanov


A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.
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Solaris (1972)


Fri, Mar 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky


A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
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Stalker (1979)


Fri, Apr 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky


A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)


Fri, Apr 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Georgiy Daneliya


Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.
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Night Watch (2004)


Fri, Apr 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Timur Bekmambetov


A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.
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Stalingrad (2013)


Fri, Apr 24, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk


A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
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Past Semester's Films