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Fall 2019 Film Series - “Literary Adaptations on Screen”

September 26, 2019

From its earliest days, cinema has often turned to Russian literary sources for inspiration.  Classical works by Chekhov, Dostoyevsky and others have been translated and transposed into innumerable languages and settings.  This fall of 2019, the Russian Film Series is delighted to present a selection of these films by acclaimed directors from across Europe and the United States.  Offering captivating cinematography and raising questions about the role of medium specificity, these works present innovative takes on some of literature’s most beloved stories.  All films will be followed by a brief presentation and an audience Q&A.  

September 26, Lady Macbeth
October 2, Crime and Punishment (Rikos ja Rangaistus)
October 30, Uncle Vanya
November 11, Uncle Vanya on 42nd Street
December 4, Stalker

Screenings at 7pm
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium (unless noted otherwise)
53 Wall Street, New Haven
Free and open to the public