A visiting Fullbright Scholar and award winning filmmaker will visit the Adirondack History Museum for a free, one-night only event.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, the Museum will host a screening of The Unknown 1917. Filmmaker Galina Evtushenko will be the guest of honor at a reception starting at 6:30 p.m., and will introduce the subtitled film at 7 p.m.
The Unknown 1917 is a visual time capsule, a cinematic postcard offered to contemporary audiences to remind them that 1917 did not halt the ongoing advance of Russian life, culture, art, and intellectual life. This film reminds viewers that Russian life in 1917, a year of revolution and war, was by no means confined to civil confrontations, gunfire exchanges, demonstrations, and mass rallies. Ordinary people lived, or attempted to live, quietly and constructively. This simple fact is brought home through both short visual snapshots and more extended stories built around film and photo archival records of a century ago.
“We’re very fortunate that Professor Evtushenko is taking the time to introduce her work and discuss Russia during 1917. This film provides another perspective to what the world was like a century ago, which dovetails nicely with our season focus on the World War I era,” said Museum Director Aurora McCaffrey.
Evtushenko is a director and producer of documentary and feature films. Born and educated in Voronezh, Russia, she graduated from Voronezh State University in philology and went on to complete her Ph.D. at the renowned All–Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIC) in Moscow. As a filmmaker and scholar, Evtushenko has participated in a number of international film festivals in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, India, the USA, Canada, Brazil, and Israel, sometimes serving as a member of the jury at these festivals.
Evtushenko has completed more than 30 documentaries and two feature films, establishing a career as an independent producer and creating her own production company, Rose Film Studio. She was a winner and a nominee of the ”NIKA” Russian National Film Award – the annual national award presented by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science and “The Golden Eagle,” one of the most prominent film awards in Russia.
Evtushenko is a professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities. As of February 2018, she is a member of the faculty of the Documentary Studies Program in the Department of History at the University at Albany, SUNY, as a visiting Fulbright Scholar.
The Adirondack History Museum seeks to serve as Essex County’s center for the stories that reveal the roots and values of its people. The museum is open daily from May 25 to Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students.
For more information, contact the museum at (518) 873-6466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.