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The Hermitage: A Journey in Time and Space

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A presentation of the collection of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, including Greek and Roman sculptures, jewelry,the works of Raphael, Da Vinci, Titian, Giorgione, Velasquez, Van Dyke, Rembrandt, other Dutch masters, French Impressionists, Matisse and Picasso. The narration is accompanied by music performed by the State Hermitage Orchestra, the Millennium Chamber Choir, and the St Petersburg Neva-Klassika string quartet.
DVD
2011; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Blokada

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Created from archival footage of Leningrad during the longest siege of World War II. The siege lasted for 900 days, with the blockade contributing to the largest-scale famine ever seen in the industrialized world.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Children of Theatre Street

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A behind-the scenes look at the students who attend the Kirov Ballet School in Leningrad, Russia.
DVD
2004; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Hermitage Dwellers

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Focuses on the people who work in Russia's renowned museum, the Hermitage, the former palace of Catherine the Great. Join the "Hermitage-niks" on a tour throughout the museum, up the staircases and visit the grand exhibit halls, shows curators at work in storage rooms filled with rare art works, groups of tourists and schoolchildren gazing up in wide-eyed wonder at the many world-famous paintings and artifacts on display. Also shows staff members dining at a Victory Day celebration. Includes archival footage.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brat: Brother

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Soon after being discharged from the Army, Danila runs afoul of the authorities. He goes to live with his brother, a gangster, in the free-wheeling city of Leningrad. Soon Danila is immersed in the city's organized crime scene.
DVD
2000; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sokrovishcha Ėrmitazha: Treasures of Hermitage

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Six films telling about the gems of the Hermitage collection. The museum holds a most comprehensive collection of paintings and sculpture, which, for its diversity and scope, is rightfully considered one of the best of the world. The "Treasures of Hermitage" film series presents an absorbing narrative about the collection creation, the great masters whose works adorn the Hermitage's fabulous rooms, and the works themselves.
DVD
2002; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sacred Stage [electronic resource]: The Mariinsky Theater

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The Mariinsky Theater (also known as the Kirov) of St. Petersburg has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution and the collapse of Communism. Here the story of the theater's survival is told along with performance clips.
Online
2005
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Ballerina [electronic resource]

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French filmmaker Bertrand Norman follows the careers of five Russian ballerinas in this documentary that was originally produced for French TV. Using some magnificent footage of performances, as well as behind the scenes shots and candid interviews, Bertrand gives audiences a glimpse of the extreme discipline and dedication demanded of ballerinas who dance at the famed Kirov Ballet.
Online
2006
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Northwest Contrast [electronic resource]

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Program 7.1 documents the challenges that face the port city of St. Petersburg's in post-Soviet society. Program 7.2 documents the privatization of previously state-owned collective farms in the Russian Federation.
Online
2003
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Sacred Stage: The Mariinsky Theater

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Set against the backdrop of the magical White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, this documentary features the best in Russian symphonic music, ballet, and opera at Russia's premier theater--the Mariinsky, also known as the Kirov. The film explores what the theater has meant to Russian and Soviet culture and how it has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution, and the collapse of Communism. It also looks at the life and work of Maestro Valery Gergiev, artistic and theater director at the Mariinsky, and captures the excitement of his world--a world populated with artists, socialites, financiers, politicians and celebrities. The film also features stunning performances from the opera and ballet, and interviews with scholars and performers.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Garpastum

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An atmospheric period piece of exquisite beauty set in 1914 in St. Petersburg, the capital of collapsing Russian Empire. World War I has already begun. Four young men stick together and play on the same football team. Two of them, Andrey and Nikolay are brothers. Their mother has died and their father is terminally ill. They live with their uncle in his apartment. Andrey has an affair with a wealthy woman. Soon all of their lives and world will be shattered and ruined by Revolution of 1917. But there is still some time left for them to cherish their dreams and indulge in their passion for garpastum (“garpastum”, ancient Greek ball game”. Alexey German, Jr. is at his best in his second feature film. --
Online
2005