Join us at the Stone Arch Bridge on June 14 and celebrate the coming of summer with Russian film. What better way to enjoy Northern Spark’s White Night than seeing Russian avant-garde movies on the Post Office wall! Early Russian directors were leaders in film theory – pioneers in montage and visual imagery. Click ‘read ‘more for more information.Due to shortages and general chaos of the civil war that followed the Russian Revolution, the state produced short propaganda films that traveled about the vast nation on trains, and were exhibited wherever a blank wall existed. The feature films that followed were influenced by these agitki (short for agitkino, or agitation cinema). We preserve the spirit of the agitki by projecting films along the rough exterior of the Post Office. Support The Museum of Russian Art and Northern Lights in their goals of energetic engagement through the arts.
Northern Spark is presented by Northern Lights.mn, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to transform our sense of what’s possible in public space. Northern Spark is one night, but Northern Lights.mn shines throughout the year with projects such as Creative City Challenge for the Minneapolis Convention Center, The Giant Sing-A-Long at the Minnesota State Fair, and permanent, interactive public art for Saint Paul’s Union Depot.
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