Events in UCIS

Monday, April 30 until Saturday, May 5

10:00 am Film
Russian Film Symposium
Location:
Daytime panels/screenings will be in Cathedral of Learning 332; Evening screenings at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
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SCHEDULE
Daytime panels/screenings will be in Cathedral of Learning 332
Evening screenings at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room

Monday 30 April
10 am: Aleksei Rybin: All Will Soon End (2016) 112 min
Response: Florence Helbing
2 pm: Iusup Razykov: Turkish Gambit (2017) 76 min
Introduction: Ol’ga Shervud
Response: Nikhil Thomas Titus

Tuesday 1 May
10 am: Lera Surkova: Pagans (2017) 92 min
Introduction: Elise Thorsen
Response: Olga Kim
2 pm: Sergei Mokritskii: Battle for Sevastopol (2015) 110 min
Introduction: Alena Solnsteva
Response: Tetyana Shlikhar

Wednesday 2 May
10 am: Andrei Kravchuk: Viking (2016) 133 min
Introduction: David Pettersen
Response: Chip Crane
2:30 pm: Roundtable 1
Nancy Condee and Alena Solnsteva
7:30 pm: Andrei Zviagintsev: Loveless (2017) 128 min
Introduction: Alena Solnsteva

Thursday 3 May
10 am: Iuliia Kolesnik: Lower Caledonia (2006) 97 min
Introduction: Anne Garrels
Response: Ellina Sattarova
7:30 pm: Pavel Chukhrai: Cold Tango (2017) 107 min
Introduction:

Friday 4 May
10 am: Kseniia Zueva: Nearest and Dearest (2017) 95 min
Introduction: Oxana Sarkisova
Response: Zhanna Budenkova
2 pm: Nikolai Lebedev: Air Crew (2016) 107 min
Introduction: John Lyon
Response: Kiun Hwang
7:30 pm: Kantemir Balagov: Closeness (2017) 118 min
Introduction: Oxana Sarkisova

Saturday 5 May
11 am: Roundtable 2
Vladimir Padunov and Ol’ga Shervud
7:30 pm: Aleksei Uchitel’: Matilda (2017) 109 min
Introduction: Ol’ga Shervud

Tuesday, May 1

12:00 pm Workshop
CCA International Marketing Competition
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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The Global Studies Center and the International Business Center work with high school language and social sciences teachers to introduce international business concepts to students through an international marketing competition. It culminates in an interscholastic competition hosted by the Global Studies Center and the IBC at Pitt, where students present their marketing plans in front of fellow competitors and a panel of judges from the academic and business communities, as well as answer audience questions. The teams that win first, second and third place in the final each receive awards recognizing their hard work.

3:00 pm Film
Screening: Itzhak
Location:
SouthSide Works Cinema
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Pittsburgh Filmmakers
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Pittsburgh Premiere
From Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. This poignant documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

Audience Award-Best Documentary – Miami Jewish Film Festival
Best of Fest – Palm Springs International Film Festival

“A love story on many levels — Perlman’s love of music, of the violin, of life itself…” –Ray Rogers, Hollywood Reporter

To view the trailer and buy tickets, visit http://filmpittsburgh.org/film/itzhak/.

7:00 pm Film
Screening: The Last Suit
Location:
Seton Hill Performing
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Pittsburgh Filmmakers
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Pittsburgh Premiere
An elderly tailor living in Buenos Aires realizes the time has come to make good on a promise he made nearly 70 years earlier in Poland. Without the approval of his controlling children and with ailing health, the sharply-dressed suit maker sets out on a journey that is fueled by a sense of duty and a quest for closure, despite the painful memories that arise as he travels toward his homeland. Imbued with delicate humor and colorful characters, this heartfelt tale conveys a moving message of the enduring importance of family, home, and honor.

Audience Award-Best Film – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Best Spanish/Latin American film – Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sponsored by National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University.

To watch the trailer and buy tickets, visit http://filmpittsburgh.org/film/the-last-suit/