Movie Screening “The Desert of Forbidden Art”
Friday, April 13, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
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.