THE DESERT OF FOR­BID­DEN ART

Pasatiempo - - Moving Images - (Dou­glas Fair­field)

This doc­u­men­tary tells the story of the Nukus mu­seum of Rus­sian avant-garde art in Karakalpak­stan (an in­de­pen­dent re­pub­lic of Uzbek­istan) and Igor Sav­it­sky, the artist and ar­chae­ol­o­gist who sin­gle-hand­edly saved the art from the scrapheap of Stalin’s Soviet Union. Satur­day and Sun­day, Oct. 30 and 31, only. Not rated. 80 min­utes. In English and Rus­sian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe.

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