• December 3, 2009

December 19 - Movie Night: Andreï Roublev

The Movie Poster of Andrei Roublev

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

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