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My Joy


Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. 2010, 127 mins. 35mm. In Russian and German with English subtitles. With Victor Nemets, Vlad Ivanov, Maria Varsami, Vladimir Golovin, Olga Shuvalova, Alexey Vertkov, Yuriy Sviridenko. Truck driver Georgy (Nemets) sets out on a provincial Russian highway for a routine delivery, but after a series of chance encounters his journey spirals out of control. A roadside police check, a talkative war veteran, and a too-young prostitute lead him to a village from which there appears to be no way out, an unyielding, elemental place mired in the past. Loznitsa’s first fiction film was inspired by his own decade-long road travels through Russia, and became an instant landmark of post-Soviet dystopia, alternatingly fablist and realistic, caustic and tragic.

This screening was previously scheduled for Sunday, July 1, 4:00 p.m.

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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