International Film Series Hosts Second Showing for Filmmaker Retrospective

“Solaris” can be seen at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

WHAT:           The International Film Series at Texas Tech University presents “Solaris.”

WHEN:           7 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 22)

WHERE:         Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

EVENT:          “Solaris” is the second film in the Fall 2015 Filmmaker Retrospective that focuses on Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The film premiered in 1972 in the Soviet Union and follows cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin, who is dispatched to investigate mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station.

Robert Bird, an associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Cinema Media Studies at the University of Chicago, will attend the showing.

The International Film Series is partnered with the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures and Anthony Qualin, coordinator of the Russian Language and Area Studies program for the Filmmakers Retrospective, and is sponsored by the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of Media & Communication and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication.

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CONTACT:  Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Series, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.


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