ZOOM: Russian Film Screening "Commissar" with Ben Rifkin

Come join us on Zoom1 at 7 pm on Saturday, December 5th for a screening of the Russian film, “Commissar,” in Russian with English subtitles about Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement during the time of the Russian Civil War between the Revolution of 1917 and the establishment of the Soviet Union. This film was made and ready for release in 1967, but due to the 6-day war, Soviet authorities didn’t release it until 1987.  The film has a lot to say about the impact of violence and anti-semitism in the world then and now. The film will be introduced by RSNS member Ben Rifkin, who is professor of Russian at Hofstra University; he will facilitate a discussion after the film.