Film Screening

Thursday, January 07, 2010
Russian Ark

Part of Museum Highs Museum Lows

Russian Ark

Date + Time

Thursday, January 07, 2010
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Alexander Sokurov, 2002, 96 min., 35mm
In Russian with English subtitles.

Considered Sokurov's finest film, Russian Ark tells a three-hundred-year Russian history within the confines of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Renowned for being shot in one continuous, fluid take, the film also employed two thousand actors, thirty-three rooms in the museum, and three full orchestras.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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Image: Alexander Sokurov, Russian Ark (still), 2002; courtesy Wellspring Pictures/Photofest