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Russian Ark

When: Thu., Jan. 23, 7:45 p.m. and Fri., Jan. 24, 7:45 p.m. 2014

Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (The Sun, Faust) broke boundaries with this dreamlike vision of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Russian Ark is shot from the point-of-view of an unseen narrator, as he explores the museum and travels through Russian history. The audience sees through his eyes as he witnesses Peter the Great (Maksim Sergeyev) abusing one of his generals; Catherine the Great (Maria Kuznetsova) desperately searching for a bathroom; and, in the grand finale, the sumptuous Great Royal Ball of 1913.

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