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December 9 – 11, 2016 | University of California, Los Angeles

FAR FROM MOSCOW

FESTIVAL

The Pacific Rim Finds a New Voice in Los Angeles

The Pacific Rim Finds a
New Voice in Los Angeles

A new wave of Russian artists has appeared; the sounds and visions of the future. Please join us at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) for the FFM Festival. Experience and celebrate an alternative brand of Russian culture in film, music, cuisine, fashion, and comics. Join our non-profit cause to both sponsor and promote Pacific Rim arts.

Event Schedule

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9decAll DayALL DAY: RUSSIAN COMICS!(All Day: friday) Humanities Building UCLA, 415 Portola Plaza, LA CA 90095

9dec5:00 pm- 6:00 pm5PM FILM: OPENING VIP RECEPTION5:00 pm - 6:00 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET TICKETS NOW

9dec6:00 pm- 8:00 am6PM FILM: QUEEN OF SPADES6:00 pm - 8:00 am James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

9dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pm7PM MUSIC: CLASSICAL MUSIC (KOPACHEVSKY, BARANOV, and ANDRIANOV)7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UCLA SCHOENBERG HALL, 1100, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

9dec7:00 pm- 9:00 pm7PM: SEVEN-COURSE SEATED DINNER!7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GET YOUR TICKETS

9dec8:00 pm- 10:00 pm8PM MUSIC: BRAVO (EL REY THEATER)8:00 pm - 10:00 pm El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036GET YOUR TICKETS

10decAll DayALL DAY: RUSSIAN COMICS!(All Day: saturday) Humanities Building UCLA, 415 Portola Plaza, LA CA 90095

10dec11:00 am- 1:00 pm11AM FILM: THE GROOM11:00 am - 1:00 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

10dec1:00 pm- 2:30 pm1PM FILM: A GOOD BOY1:00 pm - 2:30 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

10dec2:00 pm- 10:00 pmALL DAY: OPEN-AIR MUSIC 3-10PM (FREE!)2:00 pm - 10:00 pm UCLA Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90024GET YOUR TICKETS

10dec4:00 pm- 6:30 pm4PM FILM: THE COLLECTOR4:00 pm - 6:30 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

10dec7:00 pm- 9:30 pm7PM: CLASSICAL MUSIC (KOPACHEVSKY and BARANOV)7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UCLA SCHOENBERG HALL, 1100, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

10dec7:00 pm- 9:00 pm7PM FILM: THE STUDENT7:00 pm - 9:00 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

10dec7:00 pm- 9:00 pm7PM: SEVEN-COURSE SEATED DINNER!7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GET YOUR TICKETS

11decAll DayALL DAY: RUSSIAN COMICS!(All Day: sunday) Humanities Building UCLA, 415 Portola Plaza, LA CA 90095

11dec11:30 am- 1:00 pm11:30AM FAMILY SHOW: MASHA AND THE BEAR11:30 am - 1:00 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

11dec1:00 pm- 1:30 pm2PM FAMILY SHOW: POPOVICH PET THEATER1:00 pm - 1:30 pm UCLA Dickson Court NorthGET YOUR TICKETS

11dec2:00 pm- 3:30 pm2PM FILM: FREE TO ROCK2:00 pm - 3:30 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

11dec2:00 pm- 4:00 am2PM FAMILY SHOW: POPOVICH PET THEATER2:00 pm - 4:00 am Macgowan Hall - Freud Playhouse, 405 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

11dec4:00 pm- 5:00 pm4PM FILM: VLADIVOSTOK VACATION4:00 pm - 5:00 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095BUY YOUR TICKETS

11dec6:00 pm- 8:30 pm6PM MUSIC: THE K17 ENSEMBLE6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UCLA SCHOENBERG HALL, 1100, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095GET YOUR TICKETS

11dec6:00 pm- 8:00 pm6PM FILM: ICEBREAKER6:00 pm - 8:00 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095BUY YOUR TICKETS

11dec8:00 pm- 10:30 pm8PM FILM: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS AND ANIMATION8:00 pm - 10:30 pm James Bridge Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Event TagsmusicGET YOUR T ICKETS

Three DAYS OF FILM, MUSIC, CUISINE, AND THE GRAPHIC ARTS

Our movies

Kartina.TV has generously provided the following features in a Russian Film Week series, initiated in New York (2015). Further details can be found at the Russian Film Week site.

Queen of Spades

Grand Opening  Date: December, 09, Friday, 6 PM
2016, Russia
Director: Pavel Lungin
Producers: Pavel Lungin, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Dmitriy Rudovskyi, Evgeniy Panfilov  

Main Roles: Kseniya Rappoport & Ivan Yankovskiy. A modern reconsideration of Tchaikovsky’s “Queen of Spades,” itself based on the classic ghost story by Alexander Pushkin. Once upon a time the great soprano Sophia Mayer conquered the world with her voice, beauty, and the myths she carefully created. Now only a legend remains––the diva herself has not performed for years––nor has she been seen in the glittering circles of a high society she once dominated. Nonetheless, Mayer yearns to crown her career with one final triumph. And she’ll stop at nothing to make that happen…

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goodboyA Good Boy – (dir. Oksana Karas) A Comedic Love Triangle

Screening date: December, 10, Saturday, 1 PM
2016, Russia, 95 min.

Kolya Smirnov is an unremarkable schoolboy. Yet a typical week in his life becomes a chain of amazing events. First of all, Kolya falls in love with an English teacher; then somebody burns down a Computer Science building. Next our hero declares a need to stay––endlessly––awake. And finally… the school director’s daughter, Kyusha, falls for Kolya. She thinks that he started the fire! Kolya has only a few days to get his personal life in order, investigate a case of arson, and reestablish decent relations with his parents.

The film’s director, Oksana Karas, has overseen a number of popular television series and feature-length melodramas. After the success of “A Good Boy” at Russia’s Kinotavr Festival in 2016, Karas expressed her amazement at victory. She even wagered a modest ice cream with her main actor (Semyon Treskunov) that the movie would win nothing. She was wrong. Moscow’s media has already celebrated her new comedy as a “film about the eternal problems of parents, children, and an occasional love triangle, too…”

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The Collector – (dir. Aleksey Krasovsky) Crime, Revenge, and Survival

Screening Date: December, 10, Saturday, 4 PM 

2016, Russia, 74min.

Arthur works on cases of extreme debt. He unearths all manner of compromising data and uses it against his victims. He never resorts to the banality of violence, instead preferring psychological methods. Arthur has perfected the art of torturing people––to the point they’ll do anything to escape the sound of his voice. One day, however, Arthur becomes someone else’s target. A scandalous video appears online; both friends and colleagues immediately abandon him. Arthur has twelve hours in which to find his tormentor.

The film garnered two awards at “Kinotavr” in Sochi: Best Cameraman (Denis Firstov) and Best Actor (Konstantin Khabensky). This screening is supported by the Konstantin Khabensky Fund. KartinaTV has offered a donation of 5000 Euros to assist children too ill to visit their local theaters. 

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404803.660xpThe Student – (dir. Kirill Serebrennikov.) Youthful Rebellion versus Selfish Nihilism

Screening date: December, 10, Saturday, 7 PM

2016, Russia, 118 min.

The world is unfair; it is mired in evil. There is so much falsehood, deceit, and hypocrisy. Virtue has been desecrated; faith has been lost. A boy called Benjamin thinks he knows everything about morality. He knows how ethical norms must be observed and how they should be defended. He knows what’s good––and what’s bad. His behavior, however, soon becomes a challenge for those around him. So where is the line between morality and intolerance? Between liberty and permissiveness; sermonizing and terrorism; religion and manipulation?

Born in the South of Russia, Kirill Serebrennikov has not only a stellar reputation. He has also become an increasingly vocal social commentator––to the point where Serebrennikov has suggested that national budgets be redirected towards education and culture, lest an entire nation fall victim to its own intellectual woes. The recipient of multiple cinematic and theatrical prizes, the director pays particular attention to the workings of knowledge in Russia; he focuses often upon the people, places, and institutions towards which a country turns for both wisdom and guidance. As this newest project suggests, some timeless problems have yet to be amended.

This newest film played at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (‘Un Certain Regard’) .

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lastmovieVladivostok Vacation – ( directed both by Danny Drysdale and Ilya Lagutenko)

Screening date: December, 11, Sunday, 4 PM

2016, Russia, 50 min.

This documentary follows Ilya Lagutenko’s band––Mumiy Troll––on a global tour… across the seas. Debuted at SXSW, the movie, also known as “SOS to a Sailor,” is inspired by the devil-may-care style of The Beatles’ “Help!” (dir. Richard Lester 1965). This is a love letter from one port to another, a visual narrative surrounded by dreams, the ocean––and music.

Combining rare archival footage and striking animation, Lagutenko has referred to this melange of two traditions and two cities as “a fundamentally realistic depiction of the fantasies underlying every rock group.” The story begins in Russia’s Far East where a frontman is dreaming of worldwide renown. Nonetheless, he swaps his Grammy ambitions… for hard work upon a sail ship. Both our hero and his band plan a journey across the atlas––to discover a range of exotic locations where kindred souls “also dream of rock and roll.”

This movie will be represented by Ilya Lagutenko and his Mumiy Troll colleagues.

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Icebreaker – (dir. Nikolay Khomerki) An Ailing Social fabric and Individual Heroism

Screening date: December, 11, Sunday, 6 PM

2016, Russia, 120 min.

A film based on actual events during 1985. A massive iceberg moves towards the ship ‘Mikhail Gromov.’ Hoping to avoid disaster, the vessel is forced into an ice floe.. and trapped. The crew is imprisoned––for 133 days and Arctic nights. Their attempts to break free are endless. Even if escape is possible, there’s nowhere to go. One final attempt is planned, with zero room for error. One mistake, and the floe will crush both the Gromov and its crew.

Born in 1975, Nikolay Khomerki has a directed a wide range of social, political, and historical dramas. This current feature pits a basic need for human survival against the failing technology of an ailing empire. The action of Icebreaker coincides with events in Chernobyl.

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Our Elite Accommodation

The Luskin Conference Center features 254 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, many with sweeping views of the stunning campus architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds. With more than 25,000 square feet of versatile and thoughtfully-planned event space, the Center offers some of the most technologically advanced facilities available anywhere.

The gracious guest experience at the Luskin Conference Center is further enhanced by a full-service restaurant and lounge, on-site professional catering services, well-equipped fitness center, concierge service, business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

The convenient location of the Luskin Conference Center makes it easy to discover the many exciting things to see and do both on campus and in nearby Westwood Village. Walk to live performances, museums, shops, and restaurants that are sure to enhance your stay at the Center.

Our cuisine

location UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue, LA CA 90095
December 9 and 10, 7PM

A remarkable team of Moscow chefs is coming to Los Angeles in December! They’re led by Igor Gubernsky, who oversees both the capital’s Taste of Moscow and the sprawling Gastronomic Festival, involving over more than fifty Russian restaurants––every year. Arriving with Igor are some stars from the White Rabbit restaurant – currently ranked #18 by “The World’s Fifty Best Restaurants.” They include:

  • Anatoly Kazakov (Russia’s Best Chef, 2012)
  • Georgy Troyan (Russia’s Best Chef, 2015)
  • Sergey Lobachev (from Moscow’s TsDL – home to Moscow’s bohemian elite).

Together they will showcase a wide and traditional range of Russian dishes with a modern, global flair.

Our cuisine

location
UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue, LA CA 90095
December 9 and 10, 7PM

A remarkable team of Moscow chefs is coming to Los Angeles in December! They’re led by Igor Gubernsky, who oversees both the capital’s Taste of Moscow and the sprawling Gastronomic Festival, involving over more than fifty Russian restaurants––every year. Arriving with Igor are some stars from the White Rabbit restaurant – currently ranked #18 by “The World’s Fifty Best Restaurants.” They include:

  • Anatoly Kazakov (Russia’s Best Chef, 2012)
  • Georgy Troyan (Russia’s Best Chef, 2015)
  • Sergey Lobachev (from Moscow’s TsDL – home to Moscow’s bohemian elite).

Together they will showcase a wide and traditional range of Russian dishes with a modern, global flair.

Our graphic arts

Moscow’s Kommissiya Festival is home to the crème de la crème of graphic artists – from the Polish border to the Sea of Japan. We will be showcasing the best and brightest of those talents, here on the doorstep of ComicCon. Equal attention is paid to colorful spectacle from BoomFest (Saint Petersburg) and Acomics.Ru (Samara). Virtually all of this material is being shown in the US for the very first time. Kommissiya was founded in 2002 and, every spring, celebrates the nation’s artists and authors with a wide range of elite prizes: Best Art, Best Screenplay, Best Graphic Album, Best Manga, Best Strip, Best Photo-Comic, Best Flash Comic, and – of course – the Audience Award. All of these categories will, for the very first time, be shown to fans in the United States. As with all our entertainment, the comics will be translated/subtitled for you.

Our graphic arts

Moscow’s Kommissiya Festival is home to the crème de la crème of graphic artists – from the Polish border to the Sea of Japan. We will be showcasing the best and brightest of those talents, here on the doorstep of ComicCon. Equal attention is paid to works from BoomFest (Saint Petersburg) and Acomics.Ru (Samara). Kommissiya was founded in 2002 and, every spring, celebrates the nation’s artists and authors with a wide range of elite prizes: Best Art, Best Screenplay, Best Graphic Album, Best Manga, Best Strip, Best Photo-Comic, Best Flash Comic, and – of course – the Audience Award. All of these categories will, for the very first time, be shown to fans in the United States. As with all our entertainment, the comics will be translated/subtitled for you.

Our music

With live performances and dancing on UCLA’s green lawns, surrounded by Beverly Hills, we offer a tantalizing taste of Russia’s finest talents in pop, rock, and electronica. For example:

  • Mumiy Troll are Russia’s most respected rock ensemble––who have already soundtracked a famous work of Soviet silent cinema. The sci-fi epic “Cosmic Flight” was made in 1935 by Vasiliy Zhuravlyov and with groundbreaking special effects.
  • DZA and Mujuice, the country’s two most promising/fashionable electronic solo artists. Together they run a vital independent label, Cut2Kill, and Mujuice was recently voted GQ’s Man of the Year in Russia.

Also performing: Pianoboy (Pianoбой, Ukraine); Shipsеа (Latvia); NV, Lapti, and Maskeliade (all Russia)… Other names will be added––including some more from beyond Russia’s borders! After all, our event is dedicated to new voices “Far from Moscow.” Please stay tuned.

In UCLA’s world-famous Schoenberg Hall, four Slavic prodigies take the stage.

  • Pianist Philipp Kopachevsky, soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic
  • Violinist Andrey Baranov, winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition
  • Cellist Boris Andrianov
  • Cellist Evgeny Tonkha (First Prize and Golden Medal––Twelfth International Cello Competition, Czech Republic. Special Jury Prize––Thirteenth International Tchaikovsky Competition).

 A wealth of new talent, together for the first time in America.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLASSICAL PROGRAM HERE

Our music

With live performances and dancing on UCLA’s green lawns, surrounded by Beverly Hills, we offer a tantalizing taste of Russia’s finest talents in pop, rock, and electronica. For example:

Mumiy Troll are Russia’s most respected rock ensemble––who have already soundtracked a famous work of Soviet silent cinema. The sci-fi epic “Cosmic Flight” was made in 1935 by Vasiliy Zhuravlyov and with groundbreaking special effects.

DZA and Mujuice, the country’s two most promising/fashionable electronic solo artists. Together they run a vital independent label, Cut2Kill, and Mujuice was recently voted GQ’s Man of the Year in Russia.

Also performing: Pianoboy (Pianoбой, Ukraine); Shipsеа (Latvia); NV, Lapti, and Maskeliade (all Russia)… Other names will be added––including some more from beyond Russia’s borders! After all, our event is dedicated to new voices “Far from Moscow.” Please stay tuned.

In UCLA’s world-famous Schoenberg Hall, four Slavic prodigies take the stage.

  • Pianist Philipp Kopachevsky, soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic
  • Violinist Andrey Baranov, winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition
  • Cellist Boris Andrianov
  • Cellist Evgeny Tonkha (First Prize and Golden Medal––Twelfth International Cello Competition, Czech Republic. Special Jury Prize––Thirteenth International Tchaikovsky Competition).

 A wealth of new talent, together for the first time in America.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLASSICAL PROGRAM HERE

Special Programs

SPECIAL PROGRAM ONE: TRADITION AND INNOVATION in RUSSIAN ROCK

The FFM FESTIVAL is paying special attention to musical traditions of Russia’s recent past. In the 1950s, hipsters experimented with banned rock ’n’ roll from the West; in the 1980s, a new generation of rock groups turned that same English-language heritage into a local form of protest. Their combined influence is still felt today.

BRAVO are an iconic rock outfit, founded in Moscow in 1983 by guitarist and lyricist Evgeny Havtan. At a time when the Soviet Union was still cut off from the West, Bravo drew inspiration from 1950s’ American rock-and-roll music––and the British Invasion of the 1960s. Bravo’s first major American tour is a unique opportunity to hear both new material and all-time favorites. VENUE: EL REY THEATER, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (21 and over only). December 9, 2016. For tickets go here

FREE TO ROCK. Our film follows the story of Russian rock, and its key players, as Radio Free Europe and Voice of America began pumping rock & roll into Eastern Europe and the USSR. This music inspired thousands of underground rock bands and their tens of millions of passionate supporters––who together embraced it as the “ ound of freedom.” Their enthusiasm for rock & roll sparked a revolutionary youth movement, one that openly defied the Communist government. 

Interviews and performances include: Presidents Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and Vike-Freiberga (Latvia). KGB General Oleg Kalugin; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Joseph Nye; NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow; former Ambassadors Ojars Kalnins and András Simonyi.

Also included are Elvis Presley; The Beach Boys; The Beatles; Dean Reed; The Rolling Stones; The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Elton John; Billy Joel; Bruce Spring­steen; Scorpions; Pink Floyd’s “The Wall – Live in Berlin”; and Metallica. Russian voices come from Stas Namin; Boris Grebenshikov; Andrey Makarev­ich; Valery Saifudinov; Yuri Schevchuk; and others… VENUE: JAMES BRIDGES THEATER, UCLA. DECEMBER 11, 2PM (with panel to follow).  For tickets go here.

SPECIAL PROGRAM TWO: FAMILY CINEMA

Saturday, 10 December at 11AM: “The Groom” (Жених, dir. Aleksandr Nezlobin, 2016) Shown in James Bridges Theater.BUY TICKETS HERE.
Russian PR:” When Aliona meets a German by the name of Helmut in Berlin, they fall in love. After she returns to Russia, Helmut decides to surprise her in her home country… and propose to her. The newly engaged couple then visit Aliona’s hometown, so she can show her family this soon-to-be groom. However, Aliona’s ex-husband catches wind of this news and arrives in the village at the exact same time––in a misguided attempt to win her back!”

Sunday, 11 December at 11:30AM
“Masha and the Bear” (Маша и медведь, 2016). Shown in James Bridges Theater.
You are invited to a Far From Moscow Festival screening of “Masha and the Bear” (Маша и медведь) created by Oleg Kuzovkov. Special guest : Vasily Bogatyrev.

Russian PR: “Follow the many heartwarming tales of a three-year-old girl and her retired circus star friend, simply called Bear. Masha is an energetic three-year-old who lives in an old train station in the forest. Precocious, silly, and friendly with everyone she meets, this energetic girl can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures. Though he enjoys his quiet time alone, he misses those moments when Masha is not around. Together with a rag-tag group of friendly animals that have made the forest their home, Masha and the Bear entertains adults and children alike, teaching viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship.”James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA | December 11, 11:30AM
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Sunday, 11 December at both 1PM and 2PM.
The World-Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. Location: McGowan Theater (2PM).

Popovich about his charitable mission: “All my cats and dogs are strays that have been saved from animal shelters. Just like your pets, my four-legged companions are very special to me. Years ago, when I came up with the idea to create a show with many animals, I began looking for furry performers for my show. At the suggestion of a friend, I visited an animal shelter to see if I could find a talented animal to adopt. In Russia, animal shelters like the ones here in the United States, don’t exist; while I was visiting the shelters, I was sad to see so many wonderful cats and dogs without homes and without the love of a family.”

New Yorker magazine named Gregory Popovich “One of the World’s Best Physical Comedians.” Popovich has performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno; Late Night with David Letterman; The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson; and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent.

EZCREENINGS! and MIEFF

EZSCREENINGS! The Soviet animated films of the 1920-30s enriched the language of contemporary cinema.  EZScreenings highlight the novelty of these tiny movies using contemporary soundtracks, provided by Russia’s most relevant and fashionable elektronshchiki today. This means the exciting sounds of  Moscow, Siberia – and beyond: Foresteppe, Hmot, Pixelord, the John’s Kingdom collective, Nocow, Andrei Oid, Piper Spray,  Lapti, Miracle Libido, and Interchain. We will also be presenting a range of exciting sonic and visual experiments from this year’s Moscow International Experimental Film Festival.

Our presentation of Russian electronica, together with Soviet cartoons, will be accompanied by an equally important showcase from MIEFF (Moscow International Experimental Film Festival). Here, too, the past meets the future. MIEFF has done a great deal to link avant-garde filmmaking of the 1920s and ’30s to the modern day. Different generations of radical art now challenge the status quo in 2016. And so we offer a collection of short, often breathtaking films from the youngest and most forward-looking names in Russian moviemaking. A long way from the mainstream – and often far from Moscow! – influential and confrontational visions are taking shape. Come and be amazed!

Our Sponsors and Partners

Kartina.TV

Kartina.TV has generously provided the following features in a Russian Film Week series, initiated in New York (2013). This year a cinema weekend will be held in Los Angeles. All films will be represented by their creative team––and accompanied by English subtitles.

Formed in 2005, Foundation A is a nonprofit charitable organization with a multi-purpose mission. It aims to improve lives by providing charitable capital; offering philanthropic grants; improving health through medical research; and unlocking the potential of people to both build and sustain healthy communities.

The FFM Festival is co-sponsored by UCLA’s Departments of Comparative Literature, Musicology, and Slavic Languages/Literatures. “The Far From Moscow Festival exemplifies the charm and importance of true cultural exchange in the humanistic spirit. That UCLA can be host to the Festival is a boon to campus and to the LA community at large.” Dean David Schaberg, UCLA.

Do join us in Los Angeles this winter. Bring your friends, family, or business partners and see how the world’s biggest country connects to Hollywood!

USA:

David MacFadyen,
Professor, Depts of Comparative Literature and Musicology,
University of California, Los Angeles, 

Tel. (310) 825-9212 or 825-3856; Fax.: (310) 794-5997; Cell: (310) 699-3288
dmacfady@humnet.ucla.edu; skype: david.macfadyen
For new Slavic and Baltic music and video: http://www.farfrommoscow.com

International:

Lida Drobysh
drobysh.lida@gmail.com

Tel. US + 1 917 628 08 55
Tel. Russia + 7 926 327 02 75
Skype: drobyshkali

Accommodation

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 
90095

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