The 10th RusDocFilmfest-3W presents over 20 documentaries made by filmmakers from Armenia, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S. The festival presents special screenings that range from main social issues (Free World Program) to multi-cultural dialogue and contemporary Russian literature (“In the Beginning was the Word” Program). There will be presentations of several film-directors in a Q&A format. Most screenings will be American premieres. All films will have English subtitles.


Thursday, October 19

National Writers Union 256 West 38th Street, 12th floor

6:00 pm
Lecture: Unpredictable Faces of Russia: Pro et Contra

The presentation will be on the general theme of modern Russia, protection of human rights and open expression in contemporary Russia, Russian liberal culture and films, and free thought and censorship in modern Russia. The lecturers will describe the political and social landscape of modern Russia, discuss issues in society, and predict general scenarios of Russian political and social development. Q&A after lecture.

Guests: Dina Sorokina, Yeltsin-Center, diractor of the Yeltsin Museum, Vera Krichevskaya & Mikhail Fishman, film directors, journalists (Russia).

Mikhail Fishman is a journalist, editor-in-chief of the liberal newspaper Moscow Times, a Russian Forbes’ columnist, and a well-known TV host on Dozhd (Rain), an independent Russian TV channel.

Vera Krichevskaya is a journalist, one of the founders of Dozhd (Rain), an independent Russian TV-channel.

Dina Sorokina, a director of the Yeltsin Museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Yeltsin Center is a group of institutions that fight for the basic liberal values in modern Russia; Yeltsin Center – sponsor of the 10th RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W.

The lecture is organized by The New Review with partnership with the National Writers Union.

Friday October 20

DCTV (87 Lafayette, Manhattan, NY)
Main Theater (1st floor)

6:30 pm

Exhibition: Russian Émigré-Artists in the USA. 1950-2017
Presented by Kolodzei Art Foundation

The Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, founded by Tatiana Kolodzei in Moscow during the height of the Cold War and continuing today with her daughter, Natalia, is one of largest private art collections, with over 7,000 pieces by more than 300 artists from Russia and the former Soviet Union. It chronicles four decades of non-conformist art from the post-Stalinist era of the 1950’s to the present. The Kolodzei Collection is a living, open entity, which continues to grow, and reflect changes in culture, while reacting to the variable nature of contemporary art. The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public foundation started in 1991, organizes exhibitions and cultural exchanges in museums and cultural centers in the United States, Russia and other countries (often utilizing the considerable resources of the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art), and publishes books on Russian art.

The artists represented in the exhibition range in age and geography as the country which gave birth to them. Coming from different backgrounds and now residing (or lived) in New York, mid-career and well-known artists experiment with traditional and new media in search for self-expression. Most of the works selected for the exhibition are created in New York. The show features paintings, drawings, and prints to celebrate Russian culture and heritage in the United States and highlights its historical, cultural and social significance.

List of artists (in alphabetic order):
Vagrich Bakhchanyan (1938, Kharkov, died 2009, New York)
Asya Dodina (1966, Moscow, – lives in New York) & Slava Polishchuk (1961, Klintsy, – lives in New York)
Serge Hollerbach (1923, Pushkin, – lives in New York)
Aleksei Khvostenko (1940, Sverdlovsk, – lived in St. Petersburg, Paris and New York; died 2004, Moscow)
Vitaly Komar (1943, Moscow, – lives in New York)
Alexander Melamid (1945, Moscow; – lives in New York)
Leonid Sokov (1941, Tver, – lives in New York)
Oleg Vassiliev (1931, Moscow, -lived in New York; died 2013 in Minneapolis, MN)
Valery Yurlov (1932, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, lived in New York; lives in Moscow)

Exhibition: Photographer Nina Alovert. Picture to Remember
From personal collection.

Nina Alovert is a ballet critic and famous Russian-American photographer, the 1986 Emmy Award winner. There are many celebrities among her photo models: ballet prima Diana Vishneva, the great ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, world-known writers Joseph Brodsky and Sergei Dovlatov, and others. The exposition includes over 10 pictures made by Nina Alovert from various periods of her career.

List of pictures:
VLADIMIR MALAKHOV. “Bird”. New York, 1998
DIANA VISHNEVA. Studio. Mariinsky Theatre, St.-Petersburg, 1996
SERGEI YURSKY. in the dressing room. New York 2017
ALICA FREINDLICH. Maria Antoinette “The People and Passion” Director Igor Vladimirov. Lensovet’s Theatre. Leningrad. 1974
ANDRIS LIEPA. “Apollo”. Studio. 1988
NIKITA DOLGUSHIN. – Romeo “Romeo and Juliet” Prokofiev/Vinogradov. Opera and Bballet Maly Theatre. 1976
YULIA MAKHALINA in Mariinsky Theatre, St.-Petersburg, 1992
VERA ARBUZOVA. BALERINA. “RED GISELLE”Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Schnitke/Eifman. Eifaman Ballet Theatre, St.-Petersburg, 1997
NATALIA MAKAROVA – Carmen, MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV – Jose. Carmen. Bizet/Petit. ABT. Washington, 1981

Exhibition: LENDOC. St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Photo Exposition

7:00-11:00 pm
— Opening Ceremony of the 10th RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W
— Screening “A Man Who Was Too Free” (Russia) Q&A with film-directors

Saturday, October 21

DCTV (87 Lafayette, Manhattan, NY)
Main Theater (1st floor) and Studio (3rd floor)

2:00-8:00 pm

Movie Screenings

4:00 pm

Roundtable “From America with Love. American Slavists and the Russian Perestroika”
Organizer: The New Review in partnership with the Harriman Institute

8:30 pm

Presentation of the book World Citizen by Aldanov Award laureates
The presentation is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International Literary Award named after Mark Aldanov, a great Russian Émigré writer (1886-1957) and dedicated to the 75th anniversary of The New Review, the literary intellectual journal he founded in New York in 1942.

Poetry reading by Russian New Yorkers of the Hudson Note Circle
Participants (in alphabetic order):
Vladimir Gandelsman
Andrey Gritsman
Anna Halberstadt
Bakhyt Kenjeev
Helga Olshvang
Grigory Starikovsky

Exhibitions: from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Russian Émigré-Artists in the USA. 1950-2017
Photographer Nina Alovert. Picture to Remember
LENDOC. St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

School of Visual Arts (209 E 23rd St, Manhattan)

2:00 pm

Movie Screenings

Sunday, October 22

DCTV (87 Lafayette, Manhattan, NY)
Main Theater (1st floor) and Studio (3rd floor)

2:00-7:00 pm

Movie Screenings

2:00 pm

Roundtable Nonfiction: New Forms, New Genres, New Reality

Exhibitions: from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Russian Émigré-Artists in the USA. 1950-2017
Photographer Nina Alovert. Picture to Remember
LENDOC. St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

7:30 pm

Closing Ceremony of the 10th RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W

Awards Ceremony

Оргкомитет Десятого RusDocFilmFest-3W