The Graduate Film Studies Group at the University of California presents another in a series of conferences: The Genius of the System: The Rise and Fall of the Major Soviet Studios March 12 and 13, 1999 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA Sponsored by The Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Center for Slavic and East European Studies, The Film Studies Program, the Departments Slavic and Comparative Literature For Further Information: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~madonna email: [log in to unmask] Schedule for Friday, March 12 All screenings in 117 Dwinelle hall--Level D 4:10 _Volga-Volga_ (Alexandrov, 1938--Russian with subtitles) _Stenka Razin_ (Drankov, 1908--Russian/English intertitles) clips of _east side story_ (ranga/horn--various langs/subtitles) 6:10 _Voice_ (Averbakh, 1980--Russian with subtitles) clips from _East Side Story_ (Ranga/Horn 1997--German/Russian with subtitles) 8:00 _Pharoah_ (Kawalerowicz, 1966--Polish with subtitles) Schedule for Saturday, March 13: All events in 370 and 371 Dwinelle Hall--Level G 9:00-9:30 Coffee 9:30-9:40 "You, Kandinsky" (Opening Remarks) Sylvia Swift UC Berkeley 9:40-10:20 "Lenfilm: Yesterday, Today and Perhaps Tomorrow" Alexander Pozdniakov Lenfilm Studios 10:20-10:30 Coffee 10:30-11:10 "VUFKU: An Attempt to Build Ukrainian National Cinema" Bohdan Nebesio University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:10-11:50 "Investing in Entertainment and Ideology: The Production Strategies of the Mezhrabpom Studio." Panayiota Mini University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:50-1:20 Lunch (our treat) 1:20-2:00 "Two Turning Points in the Development of Soviet Film Production: The Late 1920's and Late 1950's" Oksana Bulgakowa Berlin/Stanford University 2:00-2:40 "Mosfilm in 1937: On the Screen and Beyond" Maya Turovskaya VNIIK NOTE: We are very sorry to announce that Maya will not be joining us at the conference, due to illness. Her paper will be read by Lilya Kaganovsky. 2:40-2:50 Coffee 2:50-3:30 "Ivan Pyr'ev: Cultural Production Between High Culture and Mass Entertainment" Alexander Prokhorov University of Pittsburgh 3:40-4:10 "Boyana, Buftea, Jadran, Koliba, and Others Revisited" Dina Iordanova University of Leicester 4:10-5:00 "What Genius? What System?" (Roundtable Discussion) Peter Kenez (UC Santa Cruz), Anne Nesbet (UC Berkeley), and earlier presenters 5:00-6:00 Reception ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.