Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky

An Evening with Dmitry Trakovsky
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

Introduction by Robert Bird, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College.

Death doesn’t exist, declared the late Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky.  In Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky, filmmaker Dmitry Trakovsky delves into this enigmatic assertion in a series of interviews that take him from Los Angeles, through Europe and South America, to Tarkovsky’s childhood home in rural Russia, documenting the lingering impact of the much loved director twenty years after his death.

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky has screened in over 100 festivals throughout Europe and the US, including at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, and has been included in two Andrei Tarkovsky DVD collections. Trakovsky is currently at work on his second film, Arctic Cross, a documentary about Alaska’s Yup’ik people.

(2010, DVD, 90 min, subtitled in English)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.