July 21, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(Stilyagi, Valery Todorovsky, Russia 2008, 115 min., Russian w/ subtitles)
Rochester Premiere! In Person: Curator Paolo Cherchi Usai! It’s a comedy! It’s a musical! It’s Russian! The unlikely match of these words finds a buoyant realization in this rip-roaring mix of Grease and Moulin Rouge, with a gentle touch of political undertones. A sure-shot crowd pleaser, artfully blending virtuoso camerawork, rock ‘n’ roll, and a dispassionate view of Soviet society before the glasnost.