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Pushkin is Our Everything
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$6 - $12
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Michael Beckelhimer’s Pushkin is Our Everything will be screened in partnership with The Film Society Minneapolis St. Paul on:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th – 7:00pm
Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul’s Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE MAIN STREET
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414
Q & A with Writer, Director, and Producer Michael Beckelhimer to follow the screening
Pushkin is Our Everything is a documentary film in which Michael Beckelhimer goes on a journey through Russia to find out how Russia’s most famous 19th-century poet became contemporary Russia’s supreme national icon – and how he’s helping Russia today.
After 200 years, Pushkin remains one of the most potent symbols of Russian national consciousness and pride. Since Dostoevsky praised him at the unveiling of the first Pushkin statue in Moscow in 1880, Russians of all stripes have glorified him. Pushkin is everywhere in Russia today: brought to life in movies and plays, sculpted in bronze statues looming over squares and streets all across Russia. Stop anyone on the street and they’ll quote a few lines of their favorite Pushkin verse. Russians often say that Pushkin is their “everything”.
The documentary is a revealing jaunt through history, from Pushkin’s fatal duel in 1837 to the fall of the Romanov empire through the communist period. At each of these points, Pushkin rose higher and higher on the pedestal of Russian culture.
Doors will open at 6:00pm | Screening at 6:30 | Director Q&A to follow
The documentary run time is 73 minutes
SPEAKER – Michael Beckelhimer, Writer, Director, and Producer of Pushkin Is Our Everything; A.M. REECA ’96