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Canceled: Virtual Film Screening and Discussion with the Director: OSCAR

This event has been canceled. The next film in the series: In Search of a Lost Paradise (52 min), will go on as scheduled, Saturday, March 6.

In 1974, both painters organized an open-air art exhibition, which the KGB smashed with bulldozers. This was the most effective act of civil disobedience in the USSR after Stalin’s death in 1953. The story spans three decades of Soviet history and documents their successful attempts to confront the regime with paints and brushes. This is a story about the power of non-violent resistance, about the borders of compromise, about people who tried to preserve internal freedom in a country that wasn’t free. It is a refugee success story: a story of love, art, and human dignity.