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My Friend Ivan Lapshin

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8 p.m., Dryden Theatre

“Set in provincial Russia in 1935, My Friend Ivan Lapshin was banned for fourteen years for its evocative dramatization of one of the darkest periods in Soviet history. A police investigator relentlessly and mercilessly pursues a gang of criminals, but in the process comes to realize the distance between the idealism of the revolutionaries and the grim, frightening reality of the Stalinist era.” – Anthology Film Archives