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Film: The Desert of Forbidden Art (2010)

Friday, March 2, 2012, 8 pm

FREE for Members
$5 for non-members
Auditorium

In this 80-minute film—written, produced, and directed by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev—Igor Savitsky pretends to buy state-approved art but instead daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists’ works and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Though a penniless artist himself, Savitsky cajoles the cash to pay for the art from the same authorities who are banning it and amasses an eclectic mix of Russian avant-garde art. 

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