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Glasnost Film Festival: Black Square & Dialogues

Films by Joseph Pasternak and Nikolai Obukhovich

74 minutes

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned

Grades 11 - Adult
Item #:GFF-1187

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Volume 7 of the Glasnost Film Festival.

The Glasnost Film Festival is a 12 DVD collection featuring 22 documentary films produced or released in the beginning of the "Glasnost Era" in the Soviet Union, 1986-1988. These independent films definitively document the historic cultural and political shifts that led to greater openness and the eventual demise of the Soviet Union in 1991.

All were produced originally on 35mm film and are subtitled in English.

Black Square, 56 min.
A Film by Joseph Pasternak

Tells the story of Russia's artistic avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s, when artists were confronted by semi-official, ideological art. Works could be destroyed by being smashed by a bulldozer, flooded with acid, or covered with concrete.

The film is a cinematic appreciation of works only recently allowed to be exhibited and a story about artists, so many of whom were forced to leave their own country.

Dialogues, 28 min.
A Film by Nikolai Obukhovich

A bacchanal of rock-jazz and a carnival of punk music erupt in an abandoned Leningrad palace. Collective singing, dancing, and playing makes this group of people a community rather than just a crowd.

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Glasnost Film Festival: Black Square & Dialogues
Glasnost Film Festival: Black Square & Dialogues

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