A must to see movie at the IFC right now: My Perestroika

It’s not a biggie to find out that most of our fellow russian friends, especially those at my age (early 30’s) identify with the fabricated reality that was the soviet union for the children.

My Perestroika is apparently a superb movie/documentary about a deeply personal look at the growth of Communism from Lenin through the breakup of the Soviet Union to the election of Vladimir Putin, through the lense of a child.

My Perestroika distinguishes itself from the outset as a far more humanistic treatment of this still-touchy subject matter than a great deal of films that arrive in the US. Opening and closing on the annual First of September celebration (the first day of school in Russia), Hessman’s film volleys between the past and present, using a generous assemblage of old pictures, newsreels, promotional footage, home videos, Marxist jingles, punk rock, and boatloads of propaganda in various forms, to reconstruct the popular culture landscape that these interviewees lived through. In turn, the interviewees emit their own personal histories of living under Communism while going about their extremely varied day-to-day existences, far removed and even a bit nostalgic for what one subject calls the “beautiful Soviet reality“.
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The following is the official trailer of the movie….A movie i will go see this weekend before going to DJ our weekly party

—Raphlex.

NASTY SOVIETS

Mishka & Raphlex at NASTY MONDAYS, closing out July with our favorite Spaniard homeboys at (le) Poisson Rouge – the soviet hat was passed around generously.

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