Screening of Film 'Star' (2014) with Dr Benjamin Rifkin -- POSTPONED

This event has been postponed and rescheduled for January 16 at 7 p.m. The film "Star" (2014) is a film in Russian with English subtitles by breakout Russian filmmaker Anna Melikyan tells the story of two women - one who seems to have great wealth, and the other in great poverty - living in contemporary Moscow.  They both contend with socially constructed concepts of feminine beauty, the precariousness of life and healthcare in the 21st century megalopolis, and the value of art in the context of a rapaciously capitalist society.  

Our event will begin on Zoom with brief remarks by Dr. Rifkin, Professor of Russian at Hofstra University, setting the stage for our screening.  We will watch the film for free on Vimeo at this link:  After the screening, Dr. Rifkin will facilitate a discussion of the film in which we will consider the filmmaker's message to her Russian viewers and compare the fim's ideas with our experience of society in the US and other countries.

Please note that this film would be rated R in accordance with American motion picture standards due to scenes with nudity and sex as well as some scenes with violence and language.

Date: January 6, 2021 rescheduled for January 16 at 7 p.m.

Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: online; Advance registration required. Please register using the RSVP for this Event link.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021





Hofstra University Virtual Event
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


Benjamin Rifkin

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