Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Moscow Trials (2014) Directed by Milo Rau
Presented by the UC Center for Film & Media Studies and part of the 2019 UC European Film Festival
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
In the summer of 2012 the punk activists Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in a penal colony. This was only the latest episode in a ten-year series of trials implicating artists and dissidents within Putin’s system. In The Moscow Trials, Rau draws on the techniques of political theater to explore this issue. In March 2013, a courtroom was set up in Moscow to provide a stage for a show trial that pitted the different sides of the Russian cultural war against each other. The trial was stormed by the Russian authorities and by units of the Cossacks and led to an international scandal. The film documents the project and illuminates the historical and political situation. (Various languages with English subtitles.) (90 min)
Introduced by Tanja Nusser from the University of Cincinnati.
Free with $5 suggested donation