This week, Moskino is switching gears from feature films to documentaries. Starting this evening, Moskino and the Moscow School of New Film are holding a festival of new documentary film along with a series of lectures, discussions and master classes.

The films are mostly from Russia and the U.S., with one joint production from Portugal, Switzerland, and France.

Among the Russian films are “A Wolf and Seven Goats” (Genrikh Ignatov and Yelena Gutkina), about a boy with autism living with his father in the woods, and “How Big is the Galaxy” (Ksenia Yelyan) about a Russian teacher placed with a Dolgan family in the far north. 

The master classes will be run by American documentary film makers Sally Rubin, best known for “Life on the Line” and “The Last Mountain”; Debora Oppenheimer, who won an Oscar for his film, “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”; and Frank Popper, who made “Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?” in 2006.

Some events will be partially in English. For more information and the schedule in Russian, see the site here