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  • 'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College

    'Russian Ark' Showing at Trinity College
    There are few films in which time barrels forward as relentlessly as in Aleksandr Sokurov's Russian Ark, and yet there are also few where it swirls so mysteriously. The forward motion comes from Sokurov's famous record-breaking filming method — given the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to film in for one day, Sokurov devised a single, continuous 96-minute shot in which we follow an unseen narrator (voiced by Sokurov) and the French Marquis de Custine (Sergey Dreiden) as they weave their way through the museum's majestic halls and the choreographed movements of 2,000 extras and three orchestras.
  • Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

    "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a dramedy about a high-school senior and his relationship with a leukemia-afflicted classmate, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film, which uses animation and...

    East Ukraine town of Debaltseve emptying as artillery duels intensify, services fail

    Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated...

    Pro-Russia separatists say they've trapped thousands of Ukraine troops

    Pro-Russia separatists claimed Saturday that they had trapped thousands of Ukrainian government troops in the course of fierce fighting in Ukraine's troubled east. “We have practically encircled 8,000 to 10,000 Kiev junta troops in the area...

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

    Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round...