Received from the SCRSS
Film: The Bonus. Construction workers refuse their monthly bonus and will
only explain why to the site's Communist Party Committee. Stars the
celebrated Russian film and stage actor Oleg Yankovsky who died in May
2009. 90 mins, colour, English sub-titles.
When: September 25, 2009 7:00 PM
Russian language film on the eve of the European Day of Languages.
Lecture: Stravinsky – The Comedian, by John Riley – writer, critic and
SCRSS Chairman. Illustrated talk with sound clips.
When: October 9, 2009 7:00 PM
Film: Journey through Fire (dir. Samsonov, 1957 USSR). A thriller set
during the Civil War in the USSR. A group of individuals escape in a
horse-drawn carriage from one side to the other. 74 mins, b/w, English
When: October 23, 2009 7:00 PM
Lecture: Experiences of a Moscow Correspondent in the 1980s by Kate Clark,
Moscow correspondent for the Morning Star from 1985-90 and The Scotsman
from 1989-90. Kate talks about her experiences as a correspondent in the
Soviet Union during the Gorbachev era.
When: November 6, 2009 7:00 PM
Film: Cavalier of the Gold Star (dir. Yuri Raizman, 1950, USSR). A lively
glimpse into the life of a Soviet village after the Second World War.
Sergei Bondarchuk gives a memorable performance as the returned war hero
who becomes the driving force for the post-war reconstruction of his
Cossack village. 118 mins, b/w, English sub-titles.
When: November 20, 2009 7:00 PM
Lecture: Russian Folk Tales and Children's Literature by Jim Riordan.
Seasonal talk from "Comrade Jim, The Spy who Played for Spartak".
When: December 4, 2009 7:00 PM
Where: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6AB +44 (0)20 7274 2282
Admission: GBP5.00 per person