New Movie Releases
The Frozen Theater
Filmed on location in Russia, Europe, and the United States, The Frozen Theater follows the life and work of Grisha Bruskin. With intimate encounters of childhood in a chilling state system that determines the destiny of men, Bruskin grew up labeled a “Soviet Jew” until events compelled him to rise above the limitations of his time.
“He like many writers, artists were trying to understand the tragedy of that generation which was destined to be a Renaissance but ended up a generation of hostages.”
“We wanted to record absolutely everything before it collapsed”
“If we consider how many millions of people died in Stalin’s labor camps. They all died with the same article. They were charged as public enemies.”
“In my childhood, there were two Gods, Lenin and Stalin.”
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The Soviet Underground
Nonconformist artist Grisha Bruskin and other Russian contemporary art stars describe the world of Russian Nonconformism during the Soviet time. Featuring interviews with top museum directors, curators, and publicists from Pushkin Museum, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, and the New Literary Review.