Regina A. Quick Center to screen "Solyaris" as part of Russian Arts and Letters Festival

Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will screen "Solyaris," a popular film that considers memory and consciousness through an eerie space mission, on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The film is the first of a series of six screenings that are part of the Quick Center's Russian Arts and Letters Festival.

Adapted from a novel by Stanislaw Lem, "Solyaris" traces a cosmonaut's experiences on a planet where memories can take physical shape. Legendary Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky used deliberate pacing to creep into viewers' heads, slowly creating an unsettling world in which nothing is what it seems.

The film screenings will continue as follows: Vladimir Menshov's "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears," Monday, Dec. 8; Tengiz Abuladze's "Repentance," Monday, Jan. 26. Louis Malle's "Vanya on 42nd Street," Monday, Feb. 9; Regis Wargnier's "East-West," Monday, March 8; and Aleksandr Sokúrov's "The Russian Ark," Sunday, March 21. The first five films will be shown at 7 p.m. The final screening, part of a day of Russian events at the Quick Center, will be shown at 2:45 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for one film, $30 for all six. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website,

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Posted on October 27, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 99

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