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Poster for A SLAVE OF LOVE


Opens on April 21

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov Run Time: 90 min. Release Year: 1975 Language: Russian

Starring: Aleksandr Kalyagin, Konstantin Grigorev, Oleg Basilashvili, Rodion Nahapetov, Yelena Solovey

This Soviet surrealist dark comedy follows the cast and crew of a Russian film as they attempt to continue production in the midst of the Russian Civil War. Unbeknownst to most of his co-workers, camera operator, Viktor, is an undercover Bolshevik organizer gathering evidence of war crimes committed by the White Army in the region where the film is being shot. Lead actress, Olga, slowly becomes involved in Viktor’s activities, as well as those of other local Bolshevik sympathizers, resulting in both hijinks and tragedy.

CCP: Communist Cinematic Productions
CCP is a monthly, Sunday film series dedicated to presenting politically left-wing cinema. The body of film covered by this category is wide and, as such,
CCP shows films that were produced as a part of or about a vast array of socialist, communist, anarchist, trade unionist, anti-imperialist, anti-colonial, and other revolutionary movements. Though this by no means precludes the series from showing classic revolutionary cinema such as Battleship Potemkin and The Battle of Algiers, CCP especially seeks to highlight lesser-known left-wing film that has been left behind by the standard canon.

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