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The Commissar: History, Contexts, Poetics
Start Date: 3/10/2017Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 3/10/2017End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description
Marat Grinberg, Associate Professor of Russian, Humanities, and Comparative Literature at Reed College, will discuss Alexander Askoldov's film "The Commissar" (1967/1987). He will introduce the film's tragic production and release history, as well as describe the film's diverse literary and cinematic contexts and its many-sided poetics of Jewishness, femininity, and the Russian Revolution.

In preparation for his talk, a showing of "The Commissar" will be held on Thursday, March 9th, at 7PM in Ford 122.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Ford Hall
Room: 122 -- Film Studies Aud.
Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Bishop
Phone: x6889
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Event Sponsor(s):
Departments of German and Russian, Film Studies, History, International Studies, Religious Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies

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