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Film "The Story of a Real Man" at RCC on Monday, March 18th at 4pm

Dear friends, it turns out there was a mistake on RCC's website and the event is on Monday, not on Sunday!  I just called them to ask if there are English subtitles (the answer is "no" unfortunately) and also found out that they made a mistake with the date on the website, they are correcting it right now.  Hope it still works for some of you, although I realize that at 4pm on a Monday many people might be still at work.  But if you can make it, I'm sure you'd enjoy the movie and hopefully the discussion afterwards!

Those of us nostalgic about our childhood when we used to read "Povest' o Nastoyashem Cheloveke" ("The Story of a Real Man") at school, and those of us who never read this classic Soviet novella or seen the movie - let's meet up on Monday, March 18th at 3.45pm at Russian Cultural Center (1825 Phelps St. NW) to watch this wonderful film in Russian about resilience and strength of human spirit that transcends ideologies and cultures.
We could discuss the movie afterwards over lunch or coffee, since RCC is located just a few blocks north of Dupont Circle neighborhood.

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  • Damien

    Sorry to leave early. I really liked that film.

    March 18, 2013

    • Iryna S.

      Not a problem, Damien. Glad you liked it. I know the movie was slow at times, the sound quality wasn't great (it's a 1940s movie after all), and maybe parts of it were dated... But I think it's a great piece of history that perfectly reflects the time and place where it was made. And the strength of human spirit is a timeless and universal concept. Some scenes of the guy's heroism and humility even made me feel emotional. Granted I also felt a bit of personal connection with the story, since my great grandfather was a Soviet major and served with a pilot division in WWII.

      March 18, 2013

  • Natalia

    ...And even if you fail to attend this screening at our partners' site, don't be upset: there will be another ol'good Soviet classic war movie shown on the occasion of V-Day at the "Russkiy Mir" Center :-)

    March 15, 2013

    • Iryna S.

      I'm sure there will be, Natalia! And we'll think of more interesting events in between now and V- Day! :)

      March 15, 2013

  • Lewis L.

    Is there English subtitle for this film?

    March 15, 2013

    • Lewis L.

      Thanks for the update, I won't be able to make it on Monday tho.

      March 15, 2013

    • Iryna S.

      Sorry about that, Lewis! I did suspect the timing on Monday wouldn't work for some. Maybe another time!

      March 15, 2013

  • Iryna S.

    Sorry I forgot to attach the link to this RCC's event! :)
    http://rccusa.org/2013/02/28/3351/

    March 15, 2013

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