From Russia with Love: Annual Russian Film Series at the Morristown & Morris Township Library
MORRISTOWN, NJ—Even though Presidents Obama and Putin may have their heated disagreements over everything from Syria to the United Nations, there is no disagreement about screening some of the best movies Russia has to offer. The Morristown & Morris Township Library is hosting their annual series of Russian Films on Thursdays, October 10, 17 and 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the free screenings and each film will begin at 6:45 p.m. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. This program is supported through funding from the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.
This year’s series includes:
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
House of Fools (2002)
Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with a soldier, which leaves her boyfriend, Bryan Adams (yes, the singer), in a lurch. Based on a true story.
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
A whimsical drama about a green-haired girl whose family is forced to move from their rural home to Moscow. Once there, the quirky introverted girl comes of age while clashing with the trappings of the big city. Screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)
A kindergarten director, a very kind man and a talented teacher, finds himself chasing a stolen treasure. Not for his own profit, but with a noble aim: using his likeness to a dangerous thief (who stole the helmet of Alexander the Great) to find and return the treasure to his country. Our gentle hero has to work and live with a band of thieves, and this comic tale makes this film one of Russia’s favorite all-time comedies.