Thursday Cinema
Opening in Moscow

Salt Galata

October 20, 2016 19.00

Openinginmoscow 1959 <i>Opening in Moscow</i> [Moskova'da Açılıyor] (1959) belgeselinden bir kare ©Pennebaker Hegedus Films
Still from Opening in Moscow (1959) ©Pennebaker Hegedus Films
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Opening in Moscow (1959)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
49 minutes
English and Russian; Turkish and English subtitles

Industrial designer George Nelson coordinated a trade fair for Russia in 1959 as a platform to display current American products. Everything from automatic vacuum cleaners to refrigerators, Polaroid cameras to the newly pioneered videotape, and even books not available under Stalinist rule were represented in the American National Exhibition. The documentary portrays a visual of this event that enabled Russians their first glimpse beyond the Iron Curtain.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.