About

The sixth annual Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York

From Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2013

At Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, Manhattan),DCTV (Downtown Community Centre – 87 Lafayette St., Manhattan), Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn) and Russian Centre «Otrada» (Village of Chestnut Ridge, NY).
All films screened at Tribeca Cinemas and DCTV will be shown with English subtitles.

The sixth annual Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York is proud to present a varied program of new documentaries – all winners of Russian and international film festivals in the 2012/2013 season. They are films by directors from Russia and Russian Diaspora in America.

Over the three days of the Festival, twenty-four documentaries will have their American premieres. The Festival films are delving into Russia’s history and its contemporary society, showing ethnic minorities, Paralympics, orphanages, famous artists and composers. We present a special program “Young directors about young Russians”.

The hosts of the sixth Festival are:
– Serge Hollerbach – academician of the National Academy of Design (USA)
– Sergei Miroshnichenko – Emmy laureate (1998), laureate of the State Award of Russia (2013)
– Nadya Azhgikhina, vice-president of the European Union of Journalists (Russia)
– Jon Alpert, 15 Emmy Awards, Oscar nominee (2010)
– Keiko Tsuno, Emmy Award, Columbia DuPont Award, CINE Golden Eagle Award

Special program dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev, world-renown ballet dancer, includes:

Introduction by Serge Hollerbach, friend of Nyreyev and nephew of Anna Udaltsova – Nureyev’s first dance-teacher and Diaghilev’s ballerina. Followed by screening of Rudolf Nureyev: Rebellious Demon and Rudolf Nureyev: Farewell, Motherland!

The Sixth Russian Documentary Film Festival also presents ArtoDocs – the Russian film-festival from Saint-Petersburg. The program includes an introduction by art director Lev Naumov (ArtoDocs), and two screenings.

Roundtables will be held throughout the Festival, with filmmakers from Russia and the Russian Diaspora. Selected films in the program will be introduced by their directors and producers, who will then be available for Q&A.

Some of the films featured in the Festival are:

Born in the USSR. 28 Up
Director – Sergei Miroshnichenko.
Screening with introduction by filmmakers
This documentary is the fourth part of the series “Born in the USSR” (Russia & Great Britain Production). The director’s ambition is to show the human being from the beginning to the end. S. Miroshnichenko received an Emmy Award for the second film of this series in 1998.

Book of Tundra. The Tale of Vukvukay – Little Stone
Director – A. Vachrushev.
Strong, wise Vukvukay is a man of the Tundra. His life could not exist without the reindeer. Vukvukay has lived in the Chukotka tundra for 72 years. He believes that his land will be saved while he continues to keep the traditions of his people. Alexey Vachrushev, Chukotka born director, creates a unique wonderful world of the Russian North.

Odd Winded Angel
Director – I. Bessarabova
Pavel Tchelitchew’s destiny was full of mystery and drama. This world-renowned artist was a founder of mystical surrealism. The documentary shows Tchelitchew’s paintings, drawings; presents interviews with the most influential critics of Tchelitchew’s art.

Art at Your Fingertips
Director – A. Pogrebnoy
This documentary is devoted to Alexander Petrov, 2010 Oscar winner, 2007 Oscar nominee, laureate of numerous international awards and prizes. After his long journey he came back to Yaroslavl, the town where he was born. He creates his drawings and his famous cartoons with fingertips. “I draw as I breathe” – says Petrov about his artistic style.

– And other documentaries – all American premieres.
The Sixth Annual Russian Documentary Film festival in New York is organized by The New Review, Inc.

For additional information visit www.rusdocfilmfest.org and www.tribecacinemas.com

Tribeca Cinemas: for tickets visit www.tribecacinemas.com (select Russian Documentary Film Festival).
Or call Tribeca’s box office at (212) 941-2001. Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street, New York, NY (Varick at Laight Street, one block below Canal Street) Subway 1, A, C, E, trains to Canal Street)

DCTV: for tickets contact russianmoviefest@gmail.com

Contacts: rusdocfilmfest@gmail.com, newreview@msn.com, russianmoviefest@gmail.com