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Friday, May 7

Russian Film Symposium 2021: Spice Boyz
11:00 am
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Center, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and The Pittsburgh Foundation

This panel will include a screening and discussion of Spice Boyz (Спайс бойз, 2019), a provocative Belarusian grotesque that features a bachelor party turned into horror when the groom and his friends use drugs and become violent. The film bears a complex relation to reality since the story is based on a true tragic event that happened in 2014 in Gomel and involved a person with a disability. Spice Boyz’s eccentric tone and disturbing images may pose a challenge to some viewers.
This screening will be available worldwide during the duration of the panel.
Curator and Host: Denis Saltykov, Ph.D. Candidate
Film and Media Studies Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Pittsburgh

Introducer: Jeffrey Sconce, Professor
Screen Cultures Program
Department of Radio, Television, and Film
Northwestern University

Respondent: Adam Lowenstein, Professor
Film and Media Studies Program
Department of English
University of Pittsburgh

Please register for the screening here: https://watch.eventive.org/rfs/play/6074a3a0ddc59900cb3b42ef
Register for the introduction and discussion here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__mMTRvcPT_-0tbXjkLjPsw