Fall of the Iron Curtain: Looking Back After 25 Years

Friday, November 14, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
Still from Bolshe Vita
The Cinema Department commemorates the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism through film screenings and lectures. November 14, 4 - 10pm. November 15, 9am - 5pm. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
Cinema Department
Cinema Department
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Films include: Farewell Comrades!, a comprehensive view of the last 15 years of communism; Bolshe Vita, a 1996 drama from Hungary about a disparate group of young people who meet in a Budapest bar; Kapitalism, our improved Formula, about the imaginary return of dictator Ceausescu after 20 years of capitalism in his country of Romania; and Three Rooms of Melancholia, a documentary from Finland that reveals how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya.

Lecturers include Reka Pigniczky, Steve Kovacs, Andrei P. Tsygankov, Edward Walker, Jason Wittenberg and Gordon Hahn.

This event is also a one-unit course taught by Pigniczky, journalist and documentary filmmaker, and Kovacs, professor and chair of Cinema.

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