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SCRSS lecture by John Riley

23rd October 2011

Dear All

You might be interested in this lecture at the SCRSS.

Regards
Ute

What: The Film Society – lecture by John Riley
When: Friday 28 October at 7pm (light refreshments from 6.30pm)
Where: The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS),
320 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AB

John Riley, film historian, talks on the UK's first film society,
established in London in 1925 by a group of left-wing intellectuals.

From 1925-1939 The Film Society aimed to show films of 'high quality' that
had little chance of commercial distribution, including Russian and Soviet
titles that had been refused certification by the BBFC. One of The Film
Society's guiding spirits was Ivor Montagu. Several other founder members
were also associated with the then Society for Cultural Relations with the
USSR (SCR).

John Riley will look at The Film Society, its shows and the debates that
surrounded its work.

John Riley is a writer, curator and lecturer. Among his books are Dmitri
Shostakovich: a Life in Film (IB Tauris). He has recently written on the
Film Society for OUP and on 'Pioneering Russian Film in London' for the
second volume of Russian Presence in Britain.

Getting there: buses 3, 59, 133, 159 take you to the door (Loughborough
Road stop). Just cross the road and you are there.

Admission: 5 pounds, payable on the door.

Contact details:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7274 2282; Fax: +44 (0)20 7274 3230;
Email: ruslibrary@nullscrss.org.uk

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