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Commissar, Red Century: The Russian Revolution on Film Series Part II

Event time: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

COMMISSAR (Комиссар, directed by Alekandr Askoldov, 1967)
A Red Army commissar on the front lines of the civil war must step down from her post and stay with a Jewish family as she waits to give birth. Shelved for twenty years, Aleksandr Askoldov’s film represents the humanizing effect of motherhood, while also devastatingly rendering the violence suffered by Russian Jews in the wake of 1917. Introduction by Chloe Papadopoulos, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale