MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
7135TAXI BLUES*TAXI BLUES*1990color110 minvhs (Written and directed by Pavel Lounguine; with Piotr Mamonov, Piotr Zaitchenko, Natalia Koliakanova, Vladimir Kachpour) Pavel Lounguine's first feature is a critique of contemporary Soviet society, captured through the bleak and paternalistic relationship of a hard-drinking, fascist, anti-Semitic taxi driver and a dependent, alcoholic Jewish saxophonist. Captures a Russia populated with boozers, punks, hustlers and black marketeers--an unforgettable vision of a society at war with itself and coming apart at the seams. [Donated by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature] (In Russian with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)