Tribeca Film Festival Screening: ‘Meeting Gorbechev’

Presents
Directed by Werner Herzog & André Singer
 
“ONE OF HERZOG’S MOST PERTINENT AND FASCINATING DOCUMENTARIES”
– Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
“HERZOG HAS FINALLY MET HIS MATCH. A nostalgic, grateful, and surprisingly tender lament for a breed of politician that wanted to bring people together. Gorbachev is a compelling documentary subject: candid and affable and burning with deep regrets.”
– David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST DOCS. Gorbachev turns out to be one of the most fascinating political figures of our time… it still feels fresh and relevant to our times.”  – Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist


OPENS MAY 3
**WORLD PREMIERE – TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2018**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION – TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL 2018**
**MOVIES PLUS – TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2019**

Prolific director Werner Herzog’s candid conversations with the former Soviet head of state form the backbone of this illuminating documentary, co-directed by André Singer, on one of the 20th century’s most defining politicians.
Across a six-month period, Werner Herzog conducted three interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev that are the foundation for this riveting film, co-directed by André Singer. In over 50 years of filmmaking, Herzog has scarcely engaged with a politician so directly. He clearly admires Gorbachev for being the kind of world leader that’s in short supply today, known for his grace, wisdom, and commitment to peace.
Now 87, Gorbachev speaks like a man with nothing to lose. He is respected more outside Russia than inside, where he’s blamed for the Soviet Union’s breakup in 1991. He laments that “we didn’t finish the job of democracy in Russia.” And he worries that others took the wrong lessons from perestroika: “Americans think they won the Cold War and this went to their head. What victory?”
NY PRESS SCREENINGS
Thursday, April 25th at 2:00PM
Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York
Tribeca Film Festival accredited press only
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
 
Friday April 26th at 6:00PM, 
Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York
Screening followed by a Q&A with Werner Herzog
 
Saturday April 27th at 3:00PM
Regal Battery Park, 102 North End Ave, New York
Sunday April 28th at 1:00PM
Regal Battery Park, 102 North End Ave, New York
Limited tickets available for public screenings

About caroleditosti

Carole Di Tosti, Ph.D. is an Entertainment Journalist, unpublished novelist, poet and playwright. Writing is my life. When I don't write I am desolate. Carole Di Tosti has over 1000 articles, reviews, and other writings online. Carole Di Tosti writes for Theater Pizzazz and other New York theater websites; Carole Di Tost free-lanced for VERVE and wrote for Technorati for 2 years until the site changed its focus and Blogcritics which is archived. Carole Di Tosti covers premiere film festivals in the NY area:: Tribeca FF, NYFF, DOC NY, Hamptons IFF, NYJewish FF. She also covers SXSW film.

Posted on March 26, 2019, in Film Festival Screenings, Film News, Tribeca Film Festival. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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