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Meetup details changed: My Perestroika - Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee

From: Mohamed I.
Sent on: Monday, September 12, 2011 1:57 PM

My Perestroika

Directed by Robin Hessman

USA, 2010, 88 min, Blu-ray

(In Russian, with English subtitles)

When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. An intimate epic about the extraordinary lives of this last Soviet generation, Robin Hessman's feature documentary debut tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost, and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. Through candid first-person testimony, revealing verité footage, and vintage home movies, Hessman, who spent many years living in Moscow, reveals a Russia rarely ever seen on film, where people are frank about their lives and forthcoming about their country. Engaging, funny, and positively inspiring, in My Perestroika politics is personal, honesty overshadows ideology, and history progresses one day, one life at a time.

Metacritic: Best Reviewed Film of 2011 So Far (92/100)

“Enthralling… gives you a privileged sense of learning the history of a place not from a book but from the people who lived it.” –Stephen Holden, NY Times

“Powerful… compelling, impressive” –Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

“Full of lovely, unlikely ideas… Don’t miss this.” –Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

“Exhilarating depth and humor.” –Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal

“Tender, engrossing and utterly brilliant.” –Stuart Klawans, The Nation

“Intimate and lovely… playful, insightful, hypnotic.” –Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

When: Tuesday, September 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
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