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Moscow Hosts Fifth Annual American Film Festival

5. October 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

Gorgeous Ukrainian girl, Elenalena

American Film Festival director Leonid Alexandrovsky says there are two types of films that reach the Russian public: the cash cow blockbusters and the artsy films European critics crave. He feels the most interesting and true American cinema never makes it to Russian audiences.


“The films we’ve chosen to premiere are real American movies that are made by independent American filmmakers specifically for its public, and not with any other audience like a European film festival in mind,” said Alexandrovsky.


The Formula Kino theater will debut ten films, all in English with Russian subtitles. They will feast their eyes on James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg in “Howl”, rock out to the White Stripes concert movie “Under the Great White Northern Lights”, and preview the highly praised “Stone” starring Robert de Niro and Edward Norton.


Also, Stephen Soderbergh’s documentary “And Everything is Going Fine” will be shown, along with Adrian Grenier ‘s documentary “Teenage Paparazzo”, which are certainly films that would have never been seen on a typical Russian movie night. However, festival guests are most looking forward to the debut of big-name titles such as “The Social Network” and “Eat, Pray, Love”.


Source: The Moscow Times