Award winning Russian Art documentary, The Desert of Forbidden Art, will be playing at the Cinema Village, on 22 East 12th Street, March 11-18 and the filmmakers will be having a Q&A after every screening on the weekend of March 11th.
The Desert of Forbidden Art tells the incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan, and develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression. A fascinating documentary about a group of visionary artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work.
The Desert of Forbidden Art has already sold out screenings at the National Gallery, MFA Boston, and MOMA Fortnight, just to name a few. The film has just been listed as a critics pick by New York Magazine. Visit www.desertofforbiddenart.com/ for the trailer and screening times as well at Cinema Village website http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/default.asp.
Check out more information from the New York Times!