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Navalny w/ Intro by Alan Ellis // UNORTHODOX

Opens on April 7

Run Time: 98 min.

Doors at 3:30 p.m.; Introduction & Film at 4 p.m.; Q&A with Alan Ellis after the film. Tickets $15.
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In light of Alexei Navalny’s tragic passing, join us for a screening of this gripping documentary that chronicles the Russian-opposition leader’s investigation of his own assassination attempt. Local Russian language and culture expert Alan Ellis will speak about the political climate of Russia in the years leading up to the events covered in this documentary. Ellis will be available for an audience Q&A after the film. 

ON SCREEN: Navalny

2022. Directed by Daniel Roher. Runtime: 99 minutes. Rated R.

Navalny follows Alexi Navalny’s survival of an assassination attempt with a lethal nerve agent in August 2020. During his months-long recovery he makes shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life and ultimately chooses to return home to Russia.

ON STAGE: Alan Ellis

With a background in Political Science and Russian Language, Alan Ellis taught Russian for 30+ years in the Portland Public Schools and coordinated an academic homestay exchange program during the 1990s between Russian language students at Portland’s Lincoln High School and English language students from Khabarovsk’s School #5 (now “Gymnasium #5). He has been a long-time member of the Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association, which fosters international friendship through cultural & educational exchange and facilitates social & economic ties between citizens of the two communities. 

Alan has traveled to the Soviet Union and Russian Federation more than a dozen times over a span of six decades–first as a college student, then subsequently as teacher, documentary film consultant, tourist (accompanied by family and friends), and in his capacity as PKSCA President.


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