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  • One man looks with narrowed eyes at another, who looks glum.

Mark Donskoy’s


Sunday, May 5

(1940) “At the age of sixteen Gorky arrived at the Volga city of Kazan feeling that ‘for the bliss of studying at the University even torture might be endured.’ In fact, as the boy slowly comes to see, the only university he needs is life itself–especially such instructive episodes as the famous one in an underground bakery. The baker, marvelously played by Stephen Kayukov, is one of the great characters of the trilogy, full of peasant cunning, and constantly involved in a battle of wits with the rebellious Gorky.” – Konstantin Bazarov, World Film Directors Volume One. 35mm print courtesy British Film Institute. Approx. 90 min.

Part three of Mark Donskoy’s Maxim Gorky Trilogy.

THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY (part one) screens Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 and Monday, May 6 at 12:30.

MY APPRENTICESHIP (part two) screens Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 and Monday, May 6 at 2:30.


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