This week
Moscow is going mad for the movies. There’s something for everyone, from
toddlers to oldsters, in Russian and foreign languages. And best of all: most
of the shows are free.


Moscow is
continuing its great tradition of Cinema Night — which is really a weekend
of free films and events, day and night, at parks, museums, libraries and other
venues all over the city. This year the Museum of Moscow is the main stage for
some of the biggest events. On Saturday night at 8:30 p.m., you can hear actor
Evgeny Mironov and director Dmitry Kiselyov talk about their film, “Time of
Firsts”(“Время Первых”), about cosmonaut Alexei Leonov’s
Vozkhod-2 flight in 1965. On Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., come to see “The
Cranes Are Flying” (“Летят Журавли”), one of the best and most moving
war films you will ever see.

something out of the ordinary, check out the world’s first sci-fi flick: “Aelita,”
made in 1921. It will be shown with live sound at the City Square on Sunday
at 8 p.m.

The entire
weekend is packed full of cinematic events, from movie sing-a-longs and
meet-the-stars events, to a day of classic cartoons — and even movies at the
zoo. For the full schedule in Russian, addresses and times, check the special
page for Cinema Night.