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«State Funeral» - The death of Joseph Stalin

A documentary of the funeral and the days immediately following the death of Joseph Stalin.

Moscow, March 1953: In the days immediately following the death of Joseph Stalin, countless citizens flooded the Red Square to mourn their leader’s loss and witness his burial. Though the parade of pomp and circumstance was captured in detail by hundreds of cameramen, their footage has remained largely unseen. Working from several hours of this revelatory archival material, now stunningly restored, master filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (The Event, The Trial) has crafted one of his most astonishing nonfiction achievements. An immersive recreation of a key moment in Soviet history, State Funeral presents an all-too-timely commentary on the terrifying absurdities inherent to totalitarianism and the cult of personality. There will be a brief intermission.


Saturday, June 4, 1:00-3:30pm

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa, 155 minutes, Russian with English subtitles

Members $10, Not-yet-members $15, includes admission

Program fees are non-refundable.



Source: MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS



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