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Screening Schedule
Friday, March 11, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011

  Screening Schedule is also available in .pdf format.  

All screenings have Greek and English subtitles.
Amanda Pope

1975 Cities for People
1981 Stages: Houseman Directs Lear
1984 Jackson Pollock Portrait
1977 The Incredible San Francisco
1977 Artists Soapbox Derby (short doc)
1987 Big Apple Circus (short doc)
1987 Highlights: The Acting Company (short doc)
2001 Faces οf Change (short doc)
2009 The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club
2010 The Desert of Forbidden Art (co-direction: Tchavdar Georgiev)

Tchavdar Georgiev

2000 Kosher Messiah
2010 The Desert of Forbidden Art (co-direction: Amanda Pope)

The Desert of Forbidden Art / Amanda Pope, Tchavdar Georgiev

How does art survive in a time of oppression? During Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision are imprisoned or executed. Their plight inspires Igor Savitsky who daringly rescues 40,000 fellow artists’ works. He amasses an eclectic mix of Russian Avant-Garde art and creates a museum in Uzbekistan’s desert, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Ed Asner voice the letters of Savitsky and the artists. Intercut with recollections of the artists’ children and rare archival footage, the film takes us on a dramatic journey of sacrifice for the sake of creative freedom. Described as “one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art” by the New York Times and located in one of the world’s poorest regions, today these paintings are worth millions. The collection remains as endangered as when Savitsky first created it, posing the question: whose responsibility is it to preserve this cultural treasure?

Director:Amanda Pope, Tchavdar Georgiev
Script:Amanda Pope, Tchavdar Georgiev
Cinematography:Alexander Dolgin, Gennadi Balitski
Editing:Tchavdar Georgiev
Sound:Joe Dzuban, Raj Patil
Music:Miriam Cutler
Producer:Amanda Pope, Tchavdar Georgiev
Production:Desert of Forbidden Art LLC, USA T. +1 310 397 0425 http://desertofforbiddenart.com
Narration:Ben Kingsley, Sally Field, Ed Asner
Format:Digibeta Color-B&W
Production Country:Russia-Uzbekistan-USA
Production Year:2010
World Sales:Films Transit, Canada T. +1 514 844 3358 F. +1 514 844 7298 janrofekamp@filmstransit.com www.filmstransit.com
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 23:00
JOHN CASSAVETES:Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 14:00


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