The sixth Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York

At Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, Manhattan), DCTV (Downtown Community Centre - 87 Lafayette St., Manhattan), Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn) and Russian Centre «Otrada» (Village of Chestnut Ridge, NYS).

All films screened at Tribeca Cinemas and DCTV will be shown with English subtitles.

The sixth annual Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York is proud to present a varied program of new documentaries – all winners of Russian and international film festivals in the 2012/2013 season. They are films by directors in Russia and Russian Diaspora’s directors in America.

The hosts of RDFF 2013 at the Opening Ceremony at Tribeca Cinemas will be: Jon Alpert – 15 Emmy Awards, Oscar nominee (2010), Keiko Tsuno – Emmy Award, Columbia DuPont Award, Serge Hollerbach – academician of the National Academy of Design, Sergei Miroshnichenko – Emmy laureate, laureate of the Staten Award of Russia, Villy Tokarev famous Russian singer

October 4th at Tribeca  7:00 PM

Screenings at the Opening: “Born in the USSR. 28 up”, director – Sergei Miroshnichenko (Emmy Laureate)

October 5th at Tribeca 8:00 PM

Presentation of ArtoDocs Russian Film Festival.

Screenings of the ArtoDocs’ laureates: After Bach and Look at me

October 6th at Tribeca4:30 PM

75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev.

Host: Serge Hollerbach, friend of R. Nureyev and nephew of Anna Udaltsova – Nureyev’s first dance-teacher and Diaghilev’s ballerina. We will show Nureyev’s home video from a private collection, holder - Alexander Khochinskiy, the owner of Bohemia art gallery.

Screenings: Rudolf Nureyev: Rebellious Demon (With support from The Tcherepnin Society and Mr. Peter Tcherepnine)

Rudolf Nureyev: Farewell, Motherland! (With support from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Tatarstan, Russia)

October 6th at DCTV

Special screening “Yury Shchekochikhin. Once I was…” and Round table dedicated to the memory of famous Russian journalist Yury Shchekochikhin – “10 years without Yury” with participation of Russian and American journalists. Nadya Azhgikhina, Vice-President of the European Union of Journalists, will be among the guests.

Program: Youth about Youth including screening of “Wide Embrace” (With support from the Capital Builders Group and Mr. George Lukin).

Twenty-four documentaries will have their American premieres over the three days of the Festival. The Festival films are delving into Russia's history and its contemporary society, showing ethnic minorities, Paralympics, orphanages, famous artists and composers. We present a special program “Young directors”, about young Russians”.

Some of the films featured in the Festival are:

Born in the USSR. 28 Up.

Director – Sergei Miroshnichenko. Screening will be with participation of film-makers.

This documentary is the fourth part of the series “Born in the USSR” (Russia & Great Britain Production). The director’s ambition is to show the human being from the beginning to the end. S. Miroshnichenko received an Emmy Award for the second film of this series in 1998.

Book of Tundra. The Tale of Vukvukay – Little Stone.

Director – A. Vachrushev.

Strong, wise Vukvukay is a man of the Tundra. His life could not exist without the reindeer. Vukvukay has lived in the Chukotka tundra for 72 years. He believes that his land will be saved while he continues to keep the traditions of his people. Alexey Vachrushev, Chukotka born director, creates a unique wonderful world of the Russian North.


Director – I. Bessarabova

Pavel Tchelitchew’s destiny was full of mystery and drama. This world-renowned artist was a founder of mystical surrealism. The documentary shows Tchelitchew’s paintings, drawings; presents interviews with the most influential critics of Tchelitchew’s art.


Director – A. Pogrebnoy

This documentary is devoted to Alexander Petrov, 2010 Oscar winner, 2007 Oscar nominee, laureate of numerous international awards and prizes. After his long journey he came back to Yaroslavl, the town where he was born. He creates his drawings and his famous cartoons with fingertips. “I draw as I breathe” – says Petrov about his artistic style.

And other documentaries – all American premieres.

The New Review, Inc. is the organizer of the 6th Russian Documentary Film Festival - with partnership (public programs) – Princess Diana Bagrationi Foundation and with support from the Russkyi Mir Foundation, Consulate General of the Russian Foundation in New York, The Tcherepnin Society, RNA, The Capital Builders Group, Alex Soldier, Inc., VK Studios, and Valerio888


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