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The Refusenik Experience: 2 films by Mikhail Kalik

Sunday, February 12, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

11 A.M. – Refusenik (2007, 120 min.)

Produced and directed by Laura Bialis
Told through the eyes of activists on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Refusenik documents the 30-year struggle to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union.

2:30 P.M. – And the Wind Returneth
(1991, 133 min., Russian with English subtitles)

Written and directed by Mikhail Kalik; post-screening discussion with film historian Olga Gershenson, UMass Amherst
Filmmaker Mikhail Kalik left the U.S.S.R. for Israel in 1971. Eighteen years later, he returned to Moscow and began work on this autobiographical film, a combination of narrative and archival footage that attempts to bring personal and national histories into harmony.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members
Price includes both films.

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