Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Russian Film: "Hipsters (Stilyagi)"

Thu, February 6, 2014 | Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

7:30 PM

Apart of Austin Film Society's series entitled, "Pushing the Curtain Aside: Russian Films of the Past Two Decades".

HIPSTERS is a candy colored musical set in Moscow 1955 at the height of the Cold War. Stalin has been dead two years and a revolt against the crushing conformity of Russian life is taking place among a small segment of the country’s youth who follow and emulate American jazz culture, its music and fashions, albeit in an exaggerated manner. Mels, a member of the Communist youth group Kmsomol, falls in love with Polly who is part of the Hipsters (Stilyagi) crowd and he soon becomes immersed in the Hipster scene of swing dancing, smoky nightclubs, hot jazz, pompadours and poodle skirts.

In Russian with English subtitles.

Cost: $5 with student ID; $8 general admission

Check out the trailer here!

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Sponsored by: Austin Film Society

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