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Frame work, a six-part screening series

Monday, March 29, 2021

Time: 6 pm -7:30 pm Moscow Time (Russia) / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time (USA)

MARCH 29__Frame Work_Drake, Rope, and Acorn

Drake, Rope, and Acorn

Alina Titorenko

2019, 7 min.


The docu-director create film is about a young woman who got lost in the forest, stayed, and lived there. He interviews her new neighbors such as Spirit of the forest, Mermen and Mermaids, and Angry Brownie. Techniques: painting, hand print.

How to Fix the World

Jacqueline Goss

2004, 28 min.


Adapted from psychologist A.R. Luria’s research in Uzbekistan in the 1930s, How to Fix the World brings to life Luria’s conversations with Central Asian farmers learning how to read and write under the unfamiliar principles of Socialism. Colorful digital animations play against a backdrop of images shot in Andijian (where Soviet-era President Karimov’s suppression of Islam lead to violence in May 2005.) At once conflicting, humorous, and revelatory, these conversa-tions between Luria and his “subjects” illustrate an attempt by one culture to transform another in the name of education and modernization. The subtleties of this transformation, as well as the roots of current cultural conflicts, are found in words exchanged and documented seventy-five years ago.

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The fourth part of the Framework, a six-part screening series featuring short films by Russian and American women filmmakers with a post-screening discussion facilitated by a moderator with the two filmmakers – March 29 6pm Livestream to AMC Facebook/YouTube. Translation will be provided. 

About Filmmakers & Moderator:

Alina Titorenko _Frame Work

Alina Titorenko

Alina Titorenko was born in a petite town near the border of Russia and Belarus in 1996. She moved to Moscow in 2014, where she graduated Hse art and design school, and cartoon directors courses in independent film studio «Invisible friends».

Jacqueline Goss

Jacqueline Goss makes movies about scientific systems and how they change the ways we think about ourselves. Her two most recent works are The Observers, a feature-ish length portrait of a weather observatory on the windiest mountain in the world and The Measures, an essay film and artist’s book made with artist Jenny Perlin about the history of the metric system and “invention” of the meter. A native of New Hampshire, Goss is a 2008 Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fel-low and the 2007 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Film and Video. Goss teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Masha Shpolberg


Masha Shpolberg is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Her research and teaching focus on Russian and East European cinema, in particu-lar documentary, women’s and feminist films, and what has recently come to be termed “eco-cinema.” She is currently finishing up an edited volume on Cinema and the Environment in East-ern Europe for Berghahn Books. Prior to coming to UNCW, she taught at Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film & Media Studies from Yale University.

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