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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
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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

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