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Friday, October 23

RUSDOCFILMFEST - Vertinsky: The Lone Wanderer
10:00 am
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
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Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Alexander Vertinsky was a famous émigré singer and actor, the very symbol of the Russian Silver Era. This film captures the story of his life in the Russian Empire, as well as in exile in China and Europe. The details of his life are meticulously pieced together by utilizing his memoirs, letters, and unique archival materials.
The film is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of Vertinsky’s birth.
Awards: Special awards at the Moscow International Film Festival, “Delightful Angel”, 2019; and the Russia Abroad International Film Festival (2019).
Author/Director: Svetlana Astretsova
Producer: Ilmir Yusupov, Svetlana Astretsova, Yury Berdnikov, Irina Yasakova
Studio: The Cherry Orchard
Year: 2019
Running time: 52 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles