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Meeting Gorbachev


Fri, Aug 23 / 7 pm
Sat, Aug 24 / 5 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Aug 25 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed, Aug 28 / 7 pm
Thu & Fri, Aug 29 & 30 / 9 pm
Sat, Aug 31 / 5 pm

The USSR’s last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, steps back into the limelight in this riveting documentary focused on a life that changed history. Now 87 and in precarious health, Gorbachev nevertheless possesses a mind as sharp as ever as he parries Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) in a series of interviews. Gorbachev tells his story his way, immune to Herzog’s conversational gambits. Archival footage and interviews with Gorbachev contemporaries, including Poland’s Lech Walesa and former Secretary of State George Shultz, help fill in the portrait, but it is Gorbachev’s own words that form the core of this fascinating portrait. – SFFF


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Fri, Aug 23 / 7 pm, Sat, Aug 24 / 5 pm, Sat, Aug 24 / 7 pm, Sun, Aug 25 / 3 pm, Sun, Aug 25 / 5 pm, Wed, Aug 28 / 7 pm, Thu, Aug 29 / 9 pm, Fri, Aug 30 / 9 pm, Sat, Aug 31 / 5 pm


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