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A retrospective of documentaries about Leo Tolstoy. Documentary "Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi: a Double Portrait in the Interior of the Age".  Director and producer Galina Evtushenko. “ROSE” FILM  STUDIO.

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: New Russia Cultural Center
            1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144
Admission: $20 per person, $15 (Friends' Circle), senior citizens, $10 - students. Event poster

tosltoy gandi

The two great spiritual teachers of the humanity, Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi, have never met personally. But during the Last year of Tolstoy’s life there was a correspondence between them. It covered philosophical, religious and political issues. This correspondence has become the basis for this film, which is devoted to the crucial issues the humanity faced in the XXth and XXIst centuries. The action in the film takes place all over the world – in Yasnaya Polyana, in London, in Delhi, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two great thinkers were achingly trying to find their own ways of nonresistance to evil by force. They brought their philosophies throughout all wars, revolutions, national liberation movements, against all cruelty, racism and intolerance.

Russia and India don’t have the common land or sea border. But the entire ways of life of both Tolstoy and Gandhi prove that this border is in the spiritual sphere, and it don’t separate, but bring two great nations together.

Voice: Sergey Yushcevich  
Camera: Victor Dobronitsky and Anatoliy Grishko
Script: Victor Listov and Galina Evtushenko
Directors: Anna Evtushenko and Galina Evtushenko
Music arrangement: Levon Oganezov
Editor: Lev Khamaza
Producer: Galina Evtushenko

Film is in Russian with English subtitles.  Q & A session for those in attendance will follow the film screening

Galina Evtushenkois, foundrer of the Russian Cinema Club

Galina Evtushenko

Galina Evtushenko is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UAlbany. She is a professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow., where she teaches Film/Cinema Studies. Dr. Evtushenko graduated from Voronezh University and obtained a Master’s Degree in the All–Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIC). She began her career as an independent producer and director with the founding in 2004 of her own production company, Rose Film Studio. She has participated in international film festivals in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, India, the U.S., and Canada; and in international workshops in Munich, Ebeltoft, New York, and Israel. Read info in Russian here.

Previous Screenings:

July 2, 2018
last stopSpeical guest: Galina Evtushenko (Moscow)
Documentary "The Last Station"
Film studio "ROSA"
Director-Producer Galina Evtushenko



June 14, 2018
1917Speical guests: Galina Evtushenko (Moscow), founder and Linn Stone (Albany), translator of the film "The Unknown 1917".  
Documentary "The Unknown 1917"
Film studio "ROSA"
Director-Producer Galina Evtushenko

May 1, 2018
new times movieRussian Cinema Club Opening Night with Galina Evtushenko.
Full feature movie "New Times"
Film studio "ROSA"
Director-Producer Galina Evtushenko




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