THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 Theatre

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

5:00PM or 7:30pm (You Choose!)

THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

Discussion will follow screenings

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 Theatre

Best Documentary, Palm Beach Film Festival

THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

During the reign of the Soviet Union, a small group of artists remained true to their vision despite threats of torture, imprisonment and even death. Igor Savitsky, recognizing the brilliance of these courageous men, cajoled money out of the same authorities who were banning the paintings and amassed an amazing collection of 40,000 Russian modern art pieces. With nowhere to display his collection, he convinced a desert outpost in Uzbekistan to build a museum to house the masterpieces, now worth millions.

Directors Tchavdar Georgiev and Amanda Pope's The Desert of Forbidden Art, however, is more than a testament to the desire and will of a man with a dream. With the help of the voices of Sir Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Ed Asner, a visually stunning saga unfolds, depicting a time when fear and oppression tried to silence artists whose remarkable works remain as endangered today as when they were created.

Not Rated.

RUNNING TIME: 80 MINUTES

PLEASE NOTE: This is our first "official" event at the Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 Theatre, located at 4665 Clairemont Drive in Clairemont.

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