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ART OF IMPACT
Director DANIEL ROHER (United States 2022) 98 min
When Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny—Vladimir Putin’s leading political opponent—fell gravely ill on a flight to Moscow in August 2020, it soon became clear that his illness bore all the trademarks of a Kremlin-orchestrated assassination attempt. Upon his wife’s insistence, Navalny is airlifted to Germany for treatment. In Berlin, doctors confirm what many already suspected—Navalny had been poisoned. It is here that director Daniel Roher gains unprecedented access to the candid and hugely charismatic man himself. As Navalny convalesces, he, his family, and his inner circle are determined to uncover the truth of his poisoning. A riveting near-murder mystery and an illuminating character portrait of a key figure in Russian politics, and winner of the 2022 Sundance US Documentary Audience and Festival Favorite Awards, Nalvany is a real-time behind-the-scenes drama of personal courage at a critical moment when the stakes—for Russia and the world—couldn’t be higher.
IN PERSON: Director DANIEL ROHER, Producer MELANIE MILLER
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
FRIDAY, MAY 6 • 7:00 PM
$14 MEMBERS | $16.50 GENERAL
DANIEL ROHER is a director and producer, known for Once Were Brothers (2019), Sourtoe: The Story of the Sorry Cannibal (2016), and Navalny (2022).
|RUNNING TIME:||98 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Diane Becker, Shane Boris, Odessa Rae, Melanie Miller
Executive Producers: Amy Entelis, Maria Pevchikh, Courtney Sexton
|EDITORS:||Maya Daisy Hawke, Langdon Page|
|NOTE WRITER:||Analyssa Lopez|