2016 Film Presentations

The Event

Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

A year after documenting the beginnings of the Ukrainian Revolution, Sergei Loznitsa revisits a watershed moment in modern Russian history. Made entirely from black and white archival footage, with no commentary at all, The Event looks back on the failed coup in August 1991 that led to the collapse of the USSR. As the camera studies the alternately euphoric and anxious faces of people living through an event much bigger than themselves, Loznitsa invites us to reflect on the paradoxical impact of this turning point in Russian history. Shown at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

Sergei Loznitsa’s previous film, Maidan, was shown at ASN 2015

 “Absolutely fascinating viewing” –Hollywood Reporter

“The docu vividly captures the shift from bewilderment to empowerment as the population became ever more emboldened in their public disavowal of Bolshevism” –Variety


Thursday, April 14th, 6pm
Room 1201

Saturday, April 16th, 1:20pm
Room 1302

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