Posted at 9:01 AM on November 3, 2008
by Euan Kerr
There are some good films slipping into area theaters this week and beyond worth your consideration.
The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis begins a series of screenings of a series by Seagull Films in New York called "Envisioning Russia." The idea is, as the release says "to commemorate Russia's bounteous gifts to world cinema."
In addition to Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 classic "Alexander Nevsky" the series contains some late Soviet era films which apparently managed to break through the orthodoxy required by the Soviet leaders at the time. The screenings run November 6th through 20th at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights
Also this week on the 6th the Walker Art Center is showing "Typeface" a new documentary about the tradition of wooden type. The first show ay 7pm has already sold out, so a second screening is now scheduled for 9.
The Walker is also launching it's Nagisa Oshima retrospective this week, but more on that later....