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May 1, 2003

Pitt, Filmmakers plan Russian film symposium

Pitt and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will present the Russian film symposium, “Arrogance and Envy: Anti-American Cinema Under Communism and After,” May 5-10. The symposium will feature screenings, discussions, commentaries and research papers. Events will take place on the Pitt campus and at the Filmmakers’ 477 Melwood Ave. location in North Oakland.

“Arrogance and Envy” will examine nearly 80 years of anti-Americanism in communist- and post-communist-era cinema. Films rarely seen in the U.S. will be screened and discussed: Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s last, unfinished film, “Farewell, America” (1949-50); “The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks” (1924), by Lev Kuleshov; Aleksei Balabanov’s “Brother 2” (2000), and Pavel Lungine’s “Tycoon” (2002).

All films have English subtitles or intertitles. For more information, call 412/682-4111.

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