Taksi-Blyuz (Taxi Blues). 1990. USSR/France. Written and directed by Pavel Lounguine. In Russian; English subtitles. 110 min.
Amid the accelerating social breakdown of the Soviet Union, an unlikely bond forms between a burly, anti-Semitic cab driver—the hulking embodiment of Old Russia—and a birdlike Jewish jazz musician. Probing the always problematic but ideologically privileged relationship of the working man and the intellectual, director Lounguine explores the paradoxes of a repressive culture on the verge of collapse.
Saturday, June 21, 2014,2:00 p.m.T1, Titus Theater 1
Monday, June 9, 2014,4:30 p.m.T1, Titus Theater 1