12:08 East of Bucharest
Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006 • It’s December 22nd. 16 years have passed since the Romanian Revolution. In this absurdist comedy (set by director Corneliu Porumoiu in his own provincial hometown of Vaslui), an old retiree is getting ready to spend another Christmas by himself, while a nearby history teacher struggles with debts. The owner of the local TV station decides to put them both on the air and finally address the question: “Was there a revolution in our town or not?”
This screening is part of “With Immediate Effect”: The Events of 1989 Revisited event series. All events are free and open to the public.
The series is cosponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, Doc Films, and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
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Time: 4:30pm, Saturday, November 7. Run-time: 89 minutes
Location: Max Palevsky Cinema
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E. 59th St
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