The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Robert Bird on Stalker

163 minutesPG

Nov 14
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University of Chicago scholar Robert Bird, author of Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema, offers an introductory talk on the aesthetics of Tarkovsky's work and his influence on Soviet cinema at our first screening of Tarkovsky's Stalker.

Robert Bird

Robert Bird is a professor in the Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He has published books and essays on various topics in Russian literature, intellectual history, and film. He is currently collaborating on Revolution Every Day (17), an exhibition at the Smart Museum in Chicago that brings Soviet graphic art of the 1920s and 1930s into conversation with work on film by Dziga Vertov, Olga Chernysheva, and Cauleen Smith.