Our monthly Movie Night will be introduced by Dmitry Trakovsky, director of the award-winning documentary Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky.
Too experimental, too violent, and - above all - too profoundly spiritual, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic biography of Russia’s greatest icon painter was immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966. It appears now in its complete 175-minute special edition. Ostensibly a portrait of the15th century Russian painter, the film is actually a metaphorical tale mirroring the plight and drama of artists, torn between the ideal they serve and the reality of evil. Many critics consider this film Tarkovsky’s masterpiece.
"An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn`t exist, for the artist doesn`t live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn`t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world. This is the issue in Andrei Rublev." Andrei Tarkovsky
When: 12/19 at 6:30pm
Where: 108, St Edwards Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205