Monday, February 14, 2011

Documentary Screenings



THE DESERT OF
FORBIDDEN ART

A film by Amanda Pope & Tchavdar Georgiev

Risking being denounced as an 'enemy of the people,' Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists' works and creates in a far desert of Soviet Uzbekistan a museum now worth millions. Described as one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art by the NY Times and located in one of the worlds poorest regions, today the collection remains as endangered as when Savitsky first created it. Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Ed Asner voice the diaries and letters of Savitsky and the artists. Intercut with recollections of the artists’ children and rare archival footage, the film takes us on a dramatic journey of sacrifice for the sake of creative freedom

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

UCLA James Bridges Theater

RECEPTION at 6:00 pm
FILM SCREENING at 6:30 pm
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION MEDIATED BY
EDWARD GOLDMAN

This event is free and open to the public.

The James Bridges Theater is located in Melnitz Hall
at the northeast corner of UCLA's campus

(Nearest cross streets: Sunset and Hilgard in Westwood.) Parking in Lot #3.

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