Under Electric Clouds

SERIES
Putin’s Russia: A 21st Century Film Mosaic

June 15–July 22

At midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1999, at the turn of the century and the dawn of a new millennium, Boris Yeltsin suddenly resigned as president of the Russian Federation, naming his recently appointed Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, as his successor. Nineteen years, four American presidents, multiple wars, various economic booms and busts, countless protests, crackdowns, and incursions later, Putin is still in charge. And in the wake of alleged entanglements in the U.S. presidential election, and with billions of eyes trained on Russian stadiums during the World Cup over the next month, he has proven enduringly adept at dominating the news cycle. But what about the country and culture he has led and shaped for nearly two decades?

In the years since that decisive handoff, filmmakers within and without the country have gone beyond the headlines to capture, narrate, riff on, and comment upon life in contemporary Russia. This series strives to offer an appropriately broad, prismatic view of contemporary Russia through films released from 2000 to 2018. It encompasses everything from crime thrillers to absurdist comedies, coming-of-age dramas to dystopic science fiction, populist blockbusters to muckraking documentaries. It features internationally renowned auteurs such as Alexander Sokurov and Andrey Zvyagintsev, as well as artists and films new to U.S. audiences (including several U.S. and New York premieres); and incorporates invaluable contributions from filmmakers hailing from the former Soviet bloc and beyond. Though the series highlights some of this century’s best films, it is not intended to be a best-of survey, but rather aims to gather a wide array of films offering invaluable and insightful perspectives on 21st century Russian life, culture, politics, preoccupations, and values.

Organized by Eric Hynes (Curator of Film, Museum of the Moving Image) and guest curator Daniel Witkin.

Presented with support from the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies.


Opening Night
Moscow
Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
The Stroll
Saturday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Dust
Saturday, June 16, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
Bimmer
Sunday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Night Watch
Sunday, June 17, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
4
Sunday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Alexandra
Friday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
At the Edge of Russia
Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
King Lear (with Varya)
Saturday, June 23, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Blood and two others by Alina Rudnitskaya
Sunday, June 24, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
The Mother
Sunday, June 24, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Something Better to Come (with The Children of Len…
Sunday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
A Gentle Creature
Friday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Pipeline
Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Hush!
Saturday, June 30, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
The Road Movie
Saturday, June 30, 6:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov
Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Cancelled
Extinction
Sunday, July 1, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Cancelled
My Joy
Sunday, July 1, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Cancelled Screening
Shultes
Saturday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Leviathan
Saturday, July 7, 4:00 p.m. Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theater
Screening
Loveless
Saturday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theater
Screening
Me Too
Sunday, July 8, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
Screening
The Fool
Sunday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
Cancelled Screening
Under Electric Clouds
Sunday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Hard to Be a God
Sunday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
How Viktor "the Garlic" Took Alexey "the Stud" to …
Friday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
The Term (with Sleeping Souls)
Saturday, July 14, 1:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Arrhythmia
Saturday, July 14, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
The Student
Saturday, July 14, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
The Red Soul
Sunday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - KAS Zukor Theater
Screening
Victory Day (with Victory Day)
Sunday, July 15, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Our New President
Sunday, July 15, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
screening
A Gentle Creature
Friday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Under Electric Clouds
Saturday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
My Joy
Saturday, July 21, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Shultes
Sunday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Extinction
Sunday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room