Movie showing: "Koo! Kin-Dza-Dza" (2013)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for the DC premier of the animation sequel to the cult Soviet sci-fi movie "Kin-Dza-Dza" – “Koo! Kin-Dza-Dza.”
A witty mixture of dystopia, comedy and "cyberpunk drama", the original "Kin-Dza-Dza" was designed as a dark parody on the capitalist world (on the explicit level), while concealing enough of implicit satire on the late, decaying socialist world (the word "Kin-Dza-Dza" stands for the name of the alien galaxy). As it turns out, a quarter of a century later the movie's philosophical depth and social insights contained apparent timeless elements, which ensured the creation and the success of its animated sequel.
We strongly recommend that you either view the original movie prior to attending this screening or refresh it in your memory. Your pleasure and appreciation of the sequel be enhanced by the recognition of the authors' changes and tweaking of the original plot and imagery. Here is the link to the Mosfilm HD subtitled version of the 1986 classic on YouTube. Familiarizing yourself with the Wiki-review of the movie's plot and trivia would also be rather helpful.
In Russian with English subtitles.
Duration - 97 minutes.
When & Where
"Russkiy Mir" Center at American Councils for International Education
Established in cooperation between American Councils for International Education and the "Russkiy Mir" Foundation, the Center aims at promoting "everything Russian" in the US, as well as at creating a community of Russophiles by providing them ground for communication, cultural exchange and education.