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In Search of Asarkan
Fri 28th Apr '17 - 19:00 - 21:00
Who was Asarkan?
Moscow guru of the 1960? Self-made hippie? Hobo? Gonzo? Trendsetter? Existentialist? Rootless manipulator? Brilliant journalist? Theatre reviewer? Russian Socrates? Stage director? Dostoyevsky’s Man from the underground? City explorer? All of the above?
For answers, watch Vladimir Paperny’s documentary IN SEARCH OF ASARKAN (55 minutes, Russian w/ English subs) – a touching personal story, which combines biography with cultural analysis.
After the screening, Alexander Asarkan’s friends and relatives will share their memories of the man and the epoch (in English).
Vladimir Paperny is a designer and cultural historian living in Los Angeles. His book Architecture in the age of Stalin. Culture Two – published in Russian, English and Czech – is considered one of the most authoritative works of Soviet cultural history.