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The Barber of Siberia. Superb Russian Epic Movie! Fundraiser.
Sun, March 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
RUSSIAN ANSWER TO GONE WITH THE WIND!
Fundraiser for Russian MA-MAtryoshka Festival in Clinton, MA on May 14, 2017.
The Barber of Siberia is 1998 Russian film with English subtitles . Total running time is 180 minutes, 2/3 of the film is actually in English.
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, who is playing himself Czar Alexander III.
1905... Jane Callahan (Julia Ormond), a beautiful American lady from Springfield, MA, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy, about a long kept secret. Twenty years ago she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas McCracken (Richard Harris), an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy (Oleg Menshikov) with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov (Aleksei Petrenko) who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her...
Copy and paste to watch a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQU-ZCU2rE&t=25s
Russian tea and cookie will be served during the 30 minutes inermission.
Russian souvenirs for sale.
Museum of Russian Icons is located in Clinton, MA, 5 minutes walking distance from the Strand Theatre.
Museum is offering free admission to the ticket holders! It is good until April, 30, 2017.
The Historic Strand Theatre has a full service menu, includng beer and wine: http://www.strandmovies.com/
Doors will be open at 12:30pm.