Rock in the USSR
Spectacle Theater (124 S. 3rd St., Brooklyn)
We’re pleased to announce the first of our two collaborations with Spectacle Theater rounding out the year 2011: a one-night exploration of the influence of Western rock-and-roll music on film in the Soviet Union through two films, one produced in 1960s Latvia and another in glasnost and perestroika-era Russia. Rock music filtered through the Iron Curtain unevenly and haltingly, yet had an influence that was undeniable and manifested itself in a number of interesting ways, including in these films. Programmed by Harry Merritt.
7:30pm: Četri Balti Krekli / Four White Shirts (1967; Latvian SSR; directed by Rolands Kalniņš)
9:30pm: Бакенбарды / Sideburns (1990; Russian SFSR; directed by Yuri Mamin)