Watch two new Russian releases, and join our panel of experts as they debate the nature of Russian blockbusters.
Day ticket: £25 (full), £20 (conc), £15 (student).
The day ticket also includes lunch and entry to the end of season party with a free drink.
To book call the Showroom Box Office on 0114 275 7727
Blockbuster Russia Day schedule
11am - Screening: The Edge
1.30pm - Lunch
2.30pm - Round Table 'What Makes a Russian Blockbuster?’
See below for details of the speakers.
5.30pm - Screening: How I Ended This Summer
8pm - Russian themed party in the Showroom bar, with The Russian Girls DJs.
Round table speakers
Phil Hoad, Guardian
Film writer for the Guardian and author of 'The Russians Are Coming!' Guardian, Friday 21 September 2007.
Yury Klimenko, Cinematographer, director of photography
Recent film credits include acclaimed films The Stroll (2003), Captive (2008) and The Edge (2010).
Dr Susan Larsen, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Expert on contemporary Russian film, author of 'National Identity, Cultural Authority and the Post-Soviet Blockbuster: Nikita Mikhalkov and Aleksei Balabanov', Slavic Review, 2003.
Dr Andrey Shcherbenok, University of Sheffield
Expert on Soviet and Russian cinema, guest editor, special issue of Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Vol. 3(2), 2009: Sexuality in Russian and Soviet Cinema.