Sat 1/14: Russian Film Night & Old Russian New Years

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NOTE: EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO UNDERSUBCRIPTION, BUT CHECK OUT OUR NEW EVENT ONE WEEK LATER: SATURDAY JANUARY 21: OPENING WEEKEND OF THE FILM NEU FESTIVAL!
https://dcfilminstitute.org/filmneu2012



SATURDAY JANUARY 14






RECEPTION

7:30 – 10PM
Crackers/Cheese, Open Bar Wine, Beer, Vodka


FILM STARTS

10PM


GOETHE-INSTITUT

812 Seventh Street, NW (7th & Eye)
Washington, DC 20001-3718
(202) 289-1200
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THE IRONY OF FATE

Starring: Andrei Myagkov, Barbara Brylska
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Year: 1975
Language: Russian with English subtitles

This romantic comedy became one of the most popular films in the former Soviet Union and a staple of TV broadcasts on New Year’s Eve. It’s based on the premise that Brezhnev era apartment complexes looked so much alike that one could not distinguish one city from another. On New Year’s Eve, Muscovite Yevgeny Lukashin (Andrei Myagkov) finally dares to make a marriage proposal to Galya (Olga Naumenko). They plan to celebrate the New Year together quietly, but Lukashin’s friends convince him that first he should attend their annual meeting at a bathhouse. The meeting quickly turns into an improvisational bachelor party for Yevgeny and then things start to go hilariously wrong…

Celebrate the Orthodox New Year with us under the Julian Calender (January 14th) and start your 2012 off right!


ADMISSION ($25)