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Sequences

In this 1982 drama by Alexandru Tatos, three sequences, linked together to give a larger perspective on the nature of reality and film, are joined by one film crew at work on two different jobs. In the beginning, the crew is introduced as they juggle their dual roles as state-supported propagandists who laud their government and society, and as private moviemakers working on their own film. Next, they are in a restaurant looking for suitable locations to film when the eatery's owner, through no fault of his own, is induced to wax long and lugubriously on his miserable life. In the last segment, two extras are in the background of a scene, sitting at a table in a restaurant. It slowly becomes apparent to one of them that the man he's sitting with tortured him more than 40 years ago at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. (98 min, NR, English subtitles)

Please join American Romanian Festival Executive Director Marian Tanau and Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, an expert in Romanian cinema and lecturer in the German and Comparative Literature departments at UM, for a talk about Alexandru Tatos and Q&A after the film.

Part of the Fourth Annual American Romanian Festival, this event is sponsored by Michigan Arts Council and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Saturday, 18 September, 2010
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$10 in advance through http://www.americanromanianfestival.org or cash or check at the door.

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