Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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University Club of Albany 
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Albany, NY 12210

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Mimi Fahy 
University Club of Albany Foundation 


Film Screening with Visiting Fulbright Scholar Galina Evtushenko Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.

The University Club of Albany Foundation is pleased to announce a screening of Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi: A Double Portrait in the Interior of the Age with Galina Evtushenko, who produced and directed the film.  The screening will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the University Club at 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street, and will follow a meet-the-Director reception with light fare at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

The film explores a correspondence between Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi, who never met, but who corresponded during the last year of Tolstoy’s life.  The correspondence covered crucial philosophical, religious and political issues facing humanity in the 20th and 21st Centuries.  With scenes in in Yasnaya Polyana, London, Delhi, and Johannesburg, the film shows the two thinkers achingly trying to find their own means of resistance.

The film aims to show that although Russia and India don’t have a common land or sea border, the ways of life of Tolstoy and Gandhi prove that this border is in the spiritual sphere, and it doesn’t separate, but brings two great nations together.

About Dr. Galina Evtushenko

Dr. Evtushenko is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar  

at UAlbany from the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, where she teaches Film/Cinema Studies.  Dr. Evtushenko graduated from Voronezh University and obtained a Master’s Degree in the All–Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIC).  She began her career as an independent producer and director with the founding in 2004 of her own production company, Rose Film Studio.  She has participated in international film festivals in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, India, the U.S., and Canada; and in international workshops in Munich, Ebeltoft, New York, and Israel. 

Dr. Evtushenko is a director, media educator, maker of documentary and feature films, and Professor of HIstory and Film Studies.  She is a member of the Russian Filmmaker's Union, the International Association for Cinema Educators, and the Theatre Union.

This event is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc., and one need not be a member of the University Club to attend, but reservations are required. Attendees are invited to dine in the Grille Room, where they may pay with cash or credit card.  The 501(c)(3) Foundation was formed in 2009 to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901. To RSVP use the link below or call 463-1151.