Movie Night at the 39th Street Gallery

Thursday, March 3 — 7:00 pm

A new film every First Thursday of the Month
A free event. Refreshments provided.

Russian Ark (2002)
Russian Ark

Alexander Sokurov broke boundaries with his dreamlike vision of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg – Russian Ark is the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take (on digital video, using a specially designed disc instead of tape).

A visually hypnotizing cinematic feat, the film shows the museum from a first-person point of view.  As the photography floats through the lavish corridors of the museum, a cast of 867 actors supplies the action – including The Marquis (Sergey Dreiden), an aged European who acts as the film’s charismatic guide.

“One of the most astonishing films ever made.”
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Tribune
“An astonishing tour de force of filmaking magic”
— Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
“Has to be seen to be believed.  A glorious experience.”
— J. Hoberman, Village Voice

(96 minutes, not rated)

39th Street Gallery and Project Space
entrance on 39th Street

at the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

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