Regina A. Quick Center to screen "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" as part of Russian Arts and Letters Festival


Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center will screen "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears," an Oscar-winning film about the pursuit of professional and domestic bliss, on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Wien Experimental Theatre. The film is the second of a series of six screenings that are part of the Quick Center's Russian Arts and Letters Festival.

Directed by Vladimir Menshov, this enchanting tale centers on the struggles of three women, Lyudmila, Antonina and Katerina, who, though they seem to have little in common, are bound by a deep friendship. The 1979 Best Foreign Film winner chronicles their diligent pursuit of happiness in 1958 Moscow and then skips ahead 20 years to see how successful they've been.

The film screenings will continue as follows: 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. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. except the final screening, part of a day of Russian events at the Quick Center, which will be shown at 2:45 p.m. on March 21.

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, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 7, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 111