Film Events

A full listing of film events hosted by the Russian American Cultural Center.

RACC members are kindly offered a $3 ticket discount — $3 off regular prices at Angelika Film Center (AFCNY) to any screening, including a WOM screening on April 28 at 7pm and all opening weekend screenings.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Angelika Film Center

Our 2022 Diaspora and Art Film festivals now in their tenth edition are presented in a variety of formats. We provide links to films available to watch any time April 9 to April 24.

April 9 - April 24, 2022

in person, online and on ZOOM

A feature length documentary by Ukrainian-American journalist Katya Soldak, now living in New York City, tells the story of her home country as it exits the USSR, works through two revolutions, and endures a war with Russia - all through the eyes of her family and friends in Kharkiv.

Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 5-7 PM ET

SVA MFA Documentary Screening Room

An illustrated slide lecture by artist Yevgeniy Fiks, presented via Zoom on March 17

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 6 PM --7:30 PM

via Zoom

Presenting gripping stories of art research in a historical context, allowing us to redefine and reevaluate historical and artistic events that link films to the educational goals of the festival.

Starting November 25, 2020 - ongoing

Virtual

Join us for the 9th Annual Diaspora Film Festival, streaming across the U.S. and globally in two parts.

November 15 - 21 and November 22 - December 6, 2020

Virtual

Join us for a screening of this award-winning film adaptation, a stark and powerful portrait of humanity in the aftermath of the war and the Holocaust.

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Hunter College

Paying tribute to Valentina Kropivnitsky and Oskar Rabin, the pioneers of Soviet nonconformism | Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College | Sunday, Oct 6, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Legendary director Werner Herzog and co-director André Singer explore pivotal moments in USSR political history

Opening Friday, May 3, 2019

Film Forum

A prominent international forum presenting films by Russian émigré filmmakers, with a focus on the immigrant experience and the search for a new cultural identity.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Screening and discussions of films from Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Germany.

Spring 2019

Hunter College | School of Continued Education

Please join Hermitage Museum Foundation for a screening of 2019 Grammy Nominated film "ITZHAK" | Followed by conversation with director Alison Chernick

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Doors open 6:30 PM, film starts 7 PM

WNET Tisch Studios

Join us on Dec 7 for a screening of a riveting cinematic portrait of a family in crisis to offer thought-provoking commentary on modern life in Russia.

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | 6:45 pm

Hunter College, City University of New York

The film highlights the immense influence of 18th century Russia on the development of opera, ballet, poetry, dance and theatre internationally.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 7 PM

The Crosby Street Hotel​

Through a sampling of the best of Russian cinema, students will learn about the highlights of Russian history that had informed the country’s national character.

Thursdays, April 5 - May 10, 2018 | 3 - 5 PM

Hunter School of Continued Education

Presented in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY | FREE OF CHARGE

Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

The only international forum presenting films by Russian émigré filmmakers, with a focus on the immigrant experience and the search for a new cultural identity.

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Presented in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

An explosive combination of highly personal moral drama and a scathing portrait of a country in which corruption and greed seem to be the only shared values left.

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 6:45 PM

Hunter College, City University of New York

A poignant feature-length documentary about family, friendship and gay rights, co-directors Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | noon

SVA Theater

Highly anticipated annual film festival presented by RACC in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY.

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Presented in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

presented by RACC in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Presented by Russian American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College

Watch live shows from Moscow theatres

starting Nov 2013

Live from Moscow

The Russian American Cultural Center is pleased to announce opening of The Fourth International Russian Émigré & Israeli-Russian Film Festival.

November 10, 2013 to January 28, 2014

Tribeca Film Center

The fifth annual Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to Tribeca Cinemas with its most ambitious and exciting program to date.

October 16, 2013 to October 20, 2013

Tribeca Cinemas

A documentary project by Director Slava Tsukerman and Producer Regina Khidekel.

January 8, 2013

The Russian American Cultural Center in New York established the world’s largest and unique Annual Israeli Russian Film Festival.

December 16, 2012

Tribeca Film Center

Fate of Artists in Soviet Russia: Screening and Discussion of Art Documentaries.

November 16, 2012 to March 14, 2013

See details

Cross-cultural initiative sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz for the first time in the history of our community!

September 5, 2012

Kingsborough Community College, Performing Arts Center

Join us for an exciting and unequaled celebration of Israeli-Russian culture!

December 11, 2012 to January 12, 2013

Tribeca Film Center

Myn Bala is the story of young Sartai, a Kazakh teenager faced with a ten-year war, his first love, and betrayal.

2011

For the 10th year in a row, New Yorkers will have an opportunity to watch the best of modern Russian cinematography.

December 6, 2010

American Premiere of the Film, "A Trap for the Ghost" by Rustam Ibragimbekov.

November 16, 2010

Tribeca Film Center

The Russian American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.

October 31, 2010

Tribeca Film Center

This year the festival will include a varied program of new documentaries by filmmakers in Russia and the Russian Diaspora in the US.

September 30, 2010 to October 3, 2010

Tribeca Cinemas

Theatrical Release of Documentary Film by David Hoffman.

March 14, 2008

IFC Film Center

Dr. Semyon Pinkhasov, "Art Under Dictatorship: I’m not Jordano Bruno, Judge Not, Music Made on Thursday."

March 12, 2008 to April 28, 2008

Russian Bookstore No. 21

Art during Dictatorship: Art Documentaries Series, by Semyon Pinkhasov.

November 7, 2007

The Harriman Institute

Film screening and Q/A session with Boris Frumin, the director of the movie, "Undercover" (2006).

May 30, 2007

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan