Dash Arts and Kino Klassika present Exposure: The Politics within the Soviet Film Industry as our March Dash Cafe. We'll show clips from across the decades that take in representations of early Soviet social realism, war patriotism and the impact of tight censorship on the industry with lively debate with experts including Jamie Miller, author of Soviet Cinema: Politics and Persuasion, Alexander Graham and Clare Knight, Max Hayward Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Plus there will be live music from the brilliant Mazaika Duo, who’ll play a set drawn from and inspired by the phenomenal film music hits.
Since May 2010, we have hosted monthly free Dash Cafés featuring live music, film, performance, readings and discussion at venues across London. Dash Cafés are intimate and informal: a chance to encounter new ideas, surprising perspectives and unusual artists who shed new light on the regions in which we work.
Our cafés work will bring an explosion of music, theatre, performance, film and art throughout 2017, offering a unique artistic experience of the Soviet and post-Soviet story in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. REVOLUTION17 is the culmination of a five year programme of free and ticketed events across the UK with artists from across the Soviet States. REVOLUTION17 will explode with new perspectives, extraordinary artists and challenging ideas, presenting a season of vibrant and urgent performance from the turbulent Soviet century.
Kino Klassika creates impactful programs of restorations, publications, art commissions and events to spotlight Russian language cinema – a tradition that remains largely invisible to audiences outside of Russia.