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My Perestroika

July 19, 2011
 Tuesday
 @ 7:30 PM

July 21, 2011
 Thursday
 @ 7:30 PM
Price $7

When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of
possibilities. An intimate epic about the extraordinary lives of this last Soviet generation,
Robin Hessman’s feature documentary debut tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates
who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost,
and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. Through candid firstperson testimony, revealing verité footage, and vintage home movies, Hessman, who
spent many years living in Moscow, reveals a Russia rarely ever seen on film, where
people are frank about their lives and forthcoming about their country. Engaging, funny,
and positively inspiring, in MY PERESTROIKA politics is personal, honesty overshadows
ideology, and history progresses one day, one life at a time.

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