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THE EVENT

THE EVENT
Trailer

THE EVENT

2015 / 74min / DCP

DIRECTOR: SERGEI LOZNITSA

"The title alludes to the event that was the 1991 putsch. As in Maidan, you have a similar trajectory, this crescendoing momentum of people into the political sphere where they ultimately overwhelm the system, though The Event is almost entirely found footage. There are moments in the film where the solidarity of the crowd is so profound; you really sense that people are deeply hopeful about their future. But the film ends on a very unhopeful note. Not to give anything away, but we know that Russia did not go down the road of liberalization—if anything, it reverted back to a kind of Tsarist, dictatorial regime. And so the film has this kind of bittersweetness, where you see and identify and are taken in by that hopefulness, and then at the end you realize it’s actually a mirage.”—Kon Trubkovich

Screening followed by a live Q&A between Kon Trubkovich (in-person) and director Sergei Loznitsa (Zoom)