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RFS presents classic film version of 'Anna Karenina'

Oct. 29, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The motion picture classic "Anna Karenina," starring Greta Garbo in the title role, will be shown Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 1021 of Brown Hall as part of the Russian Film Series at Western Michigan University. The 1935 film is in English and the screening is free and open to the public.

Of the more than two dozen films based on Leo Tolstoy's novel by the same name, this is considered the classic rendition of the famous literary work. The film relates a story about happy and unhappy families. It is about passionate love and prosaic love. Greta Garbo earned the Best Actress Award of the New York Film Critics Circle for her portrayal of Anna Karenina. Also starring are Fredric March, Maureen O'Sullivan and Basil Rathbone.

The final film of the fall semester series is the 1977 made-for-television ballet version of the holiday classic, "Nutcracker," starring Mikhail Baryshnikov in the title role. It will be shown Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., also in Room 1021 of Brown Hall.

The Russian Film Series is sponsored by the Russian Section of the Department of Foreign Languages and by the Russian Club, a registered student organization at WMU.

For more information, contact Dr. Dasha Nisula, professor of Russian, at <dasha.nisula@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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