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Movie Screening “The Desert of Forbidden Art”

Russian Cultural Center "Our Texas"

Friday, April 13, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Russian Cultural Center Our Texas presents

 

Documentary “The Desert of Forbidden Art”

 

Directors: Tchavdar Georgiev, Amanda Pope

 

Russia, Uzbekistan, USA, 2009

 

Friday, April 13, 7:30p.m.

 

This movie is the incredible true story of how one man, Igor Savitsky, saved a treasure trove of art worth millions of dollars, "hiding" it in a museum in the desert in Uzbekistan. A tireless collector of paintings that the Soviet government wanted destroyed, Savitsky traveled thousands of miles - scheming, plotting, pleading - doing whatever it took to get his hands on the art he so passionately wanted to preserve. As a result of his efforts, The Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after Savitsky, also known as the Nukus Museum - hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian Avant Garde Art.

 

Time of screening: 80 min.

 

Language: English/Russian with English subtitles

 

Tickets: $8, $6- for RCC members

 

Advanced tickets purchase is recommended, as number of seats is limited.

 

713-395-3301

 

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Houston, TX 77005

Friday, April 13, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


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