June 15–July 15, 2018 at Museum of the Moving Image
Astoria, N.Y.—Museum of the Moving Image will present Putin’s Russia, a major screening series including 30 feature films and several mid-length and short films made since Vladimir Putin came to power at midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1999. Nineteen years, four American presidents, multiple wars, various economic booms and busts—and countless protests, crackdowns, and incursions later—Putin is still in charge. During this time, filmmakers within and without the country have gone beyond the headlines to capture, narrate, riff on, and comment upon life in contemporary Russia. The film series, which runs June 15 through July 15, 2018, strives to offer an appropriately broad, prismatic view of Russia in the 21st century.