Film Festival Explores WWII Russia

Posted: June 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Unknown War: A Russian and American Film Festival begins Sunday, June 24, in the Johnson Center Cinema and concludes on Saturday, June 30. The festival, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union entering World War II in June 1941, also includes tea with director Stanislav Rostotskij on June 24 at 3:45 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Film and Media Studies, and the Russian Arts Society, the film series explores various aspects of World War II Russia.

The films include, among others, the animated Donald Duck feature The Face of the Fuhrer, on June 24 at 2 p.m.; A Zori zdes’ tikhie (Dawns Here are Quiet), the adaptation of the best-selling novel about an all-female regiment, at 2:15 p.m.; the Cannes Film Festival prize winner Ballada O Soldate (Ballad of a Soldier) on June 27 at 5 p.m.; and Enemy at the Gates, starring Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, and Ed Harris on June 28 at 8 p.m.

All films are free for students, faculty, and staff with George Mason ID, and $10 for all others. For more information, contact Julie Christensen at x38891 or Irina Grushevaya at (703) 249-0930.

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