Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures from the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.
Written by Grigory Kanovich
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 190 minutes (includes one 15 minute intermission).
Atlanta, GA – Goodrich C. White Hall – February 16 @ 2 PM
Beverly Hills, CA – Ahrya Fine Arts – February 10 @ 7:30 PM
Bloomfield Hills, MI – The Maple Theater – February 7 @ 6:30 PM
Encino, CA – Town Center 5 – March 3 @ 7:30 PM
Hudson, NY – Time & Space Ltd – February 23 @ 1 PM
La Jolla, CA – The Lot Cinema – February 7 @ 6:30 PM
La Jolla, CA – The Lot Cinema – February 17 @ 6:30 PM
Larkspur, CA – The Lark Theatre – February 10 @ 1 PM
Portland, OR – Clinton Street Theater – February 17 @ 11 AM
Reston, VA – Reston Town Center 11 – February 9 @ 11:30 AM
San Francisco, CA – 4-Star Theatre – February 7 @ 7 PM
San Francisco, CA – 4-Star Theatre – February 17 @ 12 PM
Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum – February 10
For the latest listing of times and cities, visit the Stage Russia website.
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