Wednesday, March 9, 7 PM, WHC auditorium, 53 Wall street.
The Hope Factory (2014)
A film by Natalia Meschaninova
One of the most remarkable films of the current Russian New Wave, The Hope Factory is a gritty coming-of-age tale of urban Arctic youth with stunning industrial landscapes, inquisitive hand-held camerawork and the Siberian city of Norilsk emerging as an omnipresent character in its own right.
Thursday, March 10, 12:00-1:30 PM, 212 York Street, Room 004A (lunch will be served)
Workshop with Screenwriter & Playwright Lubov Mulmenko
One of the most in-demand screenwriters in the new generation, Lubov Mulmenko made a huge impact in 2014 when she debuted with three films: The Hope Factory, Another Year (dir. Oksana Bychkova) and Name Me (dir. Nigina Saifullaeva). Before she became a screenwriter Mulmenko worked on documentary plays for Teatr.doc in Moscow.
Thursday, March 10, 3:30-6:30 PM
Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 217A
Talk by Director Natalia Meschaninova + reception
Respondent: Professor Nancy Condee (Pittsburgh University)
Natalia Meschaninova is a prominent representative of the New Wave of Russian Women
Filmmakers which has emerged in the early 2010s. Her critically acclaimed feature-length debut The Hope Factory became one of the most provocative and talked about films of 2014.