Directed by: Andrei Zvyagintsev

Screening - Friday, June 15, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Screening - Saturday, June 16, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

Russia | 109 minutes | Unrated

Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment - he's a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she's his dowdy former nurse who has clearly 'married up'. Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife's freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan. 

Masterfully crafted by award-winning Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev and featuring evocative, Hitchcockian music by Philip Glass, Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature. 

"Elena has the taut dramatic structure of a Dostoyevsky parable, matched with mesmerizing long-take technique, a hushed, disquieting soundscape, and images that jangle in your head for days." - Tim Robey, Telegraph 

Winner, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2011

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SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development