In celebration of International Womens Day on March 8, 2021 and Womens History Month, the Forum for Cultural Engagement, the United States Embassy and the American Center in Moscow will launch Frame Work, a six-part screening series featuring short films by Russian and American women filmmakers with a post-screening discussion facilitated by a moderator with the two filmmakers. Translation will be provided.
The screenings present unique pairings of films by Russian and American women filmmakers showcasing diverse narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation films. The moderators facilitating the discussion with the filmmakers include film scholars, film writers and critics and literary writers.
Frame Work is an initiative of the Forum for Cultural Engagement, curated by Cynthia Madansky.
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM Moscow time
(18+) Grey by Daria Lixaya, 2019, 11 min.:This film is a jump through the years a Russian documentary fairy-tale with a Wolf about time, dreams, and plans of a small family and the piercing mysterious unpredictability of life.
(18+) Optimism by Deborah Stratman, 2018, 15 min.: Draw down the sun. Dig up the gold. The urge to relieve a winter valley of permanent shadow and find fortune in alluvial gravel are part of a long history of desire and extraction in the far Canadian north. Cancan dancers, curlers, ore smelters, former city officials, and a curious cliff-side luminous disc congregate to form a town portrait. Shot in location in the Yukon Territory.
Moderator for post-screening discussion: Lilya Kaganovsky,the Richard and Margaret Romano Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Media & Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Associate Editor for film and media at The Russian Review.
This event is hosted on Zoom - to join the virtual conversation please create a Zoom account beforehand. When registering below, please submit your valid email address to receive a link to the Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the session begins. To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.
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