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Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Ilya Khrzhanovsky. 2004, 126 mins. 35mm. In Russian with English subtitles. With Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov. Among the new century’s most distinctive works of cinema, 4 is a collaboration between enfant terrible novelist Vladimir Sorokin and audacious director Ilya Khrzhanovsky (whose highly anticipated follow-up, Dau, remains famously in progress fourteen years later). Three strangers meet late night in a Moscow bar for a meandering conversation about politics, society, and sex. Then they go home to their wildly divergent lives—one is a meat mogul; another, a piano tuner, the third, a prostitute returning to her remote hometown—which the film pursues and alternately depicts with a visual style and tonal approach that’s by turns dramatic, pungent, and lurid.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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