Domino Effect. 2014. Germany/Poland. Directed by Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski. Courtesy of zero one film

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The Domino Effect. 2014. Germany/Poland. Directed by Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski. In Abkhaz, Russian; English subtitles. 76 min.

Abkhazia, where patriots fought a civil war to secede from Georgia, is a little-known post-Soviet area in stasis. Newly married sports minister Rafael endeavors to host the World Domino Championship to bring international attention to his homeland. Meanwhile, his young, pregnant Russian wife feels unwelcome and unsure of her child’s future. The newlyweds' romantic story provides a personal look into an area where larger political forces are at stake.

    1. Friday, February 20, 2015,
      4:00 p.m.

      U.S. premiere. Post-screening conversation with Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    2. Thursday, February 19, 2015,
      7:00 p.m.

      U.S. premiere. Post-screening conversation with Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2