Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Mar 20

Church of Film presents Russian Fairy Tale Animation



Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of our vintage theater, we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.

Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the North Star Ballroom. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.

Church of Film presents Russian Fairy Tale Animation


Vasilisa the Beautiful

A collection of wondrous short fairy tale films from the Soviet Union’s best animation studio, Soyuzmultfilm! Given free reign stylistically, and with no profit motive, Soviet animators created one of the most productive and groundbreaking animation studios in the world to rival Walt Disney! While many of the fairy tales echo Disney’s choice of material, Russian animators employed a broader technical diversity and approaches, and often more abstract, beautiful, and phantasmagoric representations.

russian fairy tale animation
Russian Fairy Tale Animation

Included will be Ivan Aksenchuk’s breathtaking THE LITTLE MERMAID (1968) and CINDERELLA (1979), work by the great Olga Khodataeva, Vladimir Pekar’s exquisitely designed VASSILISSA THE BEAUTIFUL (1977), and much more!

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.