1 April 2012

Great news: thanks to your generous support, the Arctic Cross Kickstarter campaign surpassed its fundraising goal of $5,000.  I am sincerely grateful for your contributions, DVD pre-orders, promotion and support!  The film is on its way!   

This success has led to a great article about the project in Alaska's biggest newspaper.  The piece includes a photoessay shot during my fact-finding trip to Alaska in August.

Also, for those of you who might still be interested in contributing or pre-ordering a DVD, I've started a campaign for the long-term.  Please check it out

3 March 2012

Fundraising for my second documentary, Arctic Cross, is going well! The campaign is close to reaching its goal of $5,000, but I still need your help to make it! Please take a look at the 10-minute long pilot video here and consider pre-ordering a DVD to put this project into motion.  Thank you!

2 February 2012

Please check out the project description and fundraising trailer for my second feature film, Arctic Cross!  You can also use the link to contribute to the project or pre-order a DVD.

20 January 2012

The fundraising trailer for my second feature film project, tentatively entitled Arctic Cross, will be posted on this website by the end of the month!

21 September 2011

Over the next year, I hope to alternate between the production of a second film and subsequent tours with Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky.  From late October until mid-November, the documentary will be shown around the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.  Then, in February 2012, I plan to tour the West Coast.  In April of next year there will be another tour of the East Coast and Midwest.

For everybody who is in contact with me through Facebook or via the newsletter, I hope to release a trailer of my new documentary very soon!  

12 July 2011

I plan to take a break from work on my second film in order to tour the Northeast and Midwest this October. Catch Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky at the Cleveland Museum of Art on October 26 at 6:30. Info on other screenings coming soon...

15 April 2011

The tour was a great adventure and success. Thank you to everybody who helped with all of the university screenings! I hope to repeat such a journey in September and October, this time in the northern states!

Next week, buy 'Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky' for only $15 on Amazon, and all of the profits from your purchase will help Advita USA, an organization that treats childhood cancer in children from the former Soviet Union.

30 January 2011

I am excited about the upcoming tour of the southeastern United States! Ten new screenings are listen here!

7 December 2010

I am currently organizing a tour of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida set for February.  Afterwards, in April, Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will screen in theaters and universities across the UK and France.

2 November 2010

The college campus tour continues!  Also, I have begun sending out 300 Limited Edition DVD's to those who have pre-ordered in previous months. Thank you again for your support!  If you haven't gotten a copy yet, there are about 100 discs left!

The official DVD release (through Amazon, book stores, etc.) is planned for early 2011!

24 September 2010

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky is going on tour once again!  This time, I am renting a car and traveling from New York City to Minnesota (with many stops in between). I hope to see you along the way! Please check out the screenings page for details.

24 August 2010

This October, Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will screen at the Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York. Also, the Paris-based Friends of Andrei Tarkovsky Institute is helping put together a tour of France which will probably take place in early 2011.

10 June 2010

Having finished a rigorous European and North American tour, I am now focusing on ways to distribute the film on television and DVD. The only theatrical screenings which are planned for the moment are in Philadelphia in August and New York City in October, but more will be announced soon, including a tour of France, Italy, and Germany!

Jeffrey Overstreet wrote an extraordinarily thoughtful two-part article on my film in Image Journal (Part 1 & Part 2)

2 April 2010

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will be included on the new Alamode re-release of Nostalghia in German-speaking countries! This is a great opportunity to own the documentary with German subtitles, as well as a rare, high-quality DVD of Tarkovsky's Italian masterpiece. Also, a limited release of 1,000 signed and numbered Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky DVDs will become available in early May.

23 February 2010

New theatrical screenings are in the making: Michigan, Seattle and Vancouver in April, multiple European cities in May and June, and Philadelphia in August. The film's theatrical tour will come to an end in November 2010, when Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will run for a full week in New York City.

12 February 2010

Synopsis of Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky in the Daily Bruin, UCLA's official student newspaper.

22 January 2010

Coverage in the Los Angeles Times.

19 January 2010

New screenings announced!

22 December 2009

Great news! Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will screen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)! It will be presented as part of the Apocalyptic Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky series on Saturday, January 30 at 5PM. Check it out alongside all of Tarkovsky's films as well as Chris Marker's One Day in the Life of Andrei Andreevich.

7 December 2009

An interview in the Russian-American journal Seagull ("Chayka")

29 November 2009

At the moment, I am working to raise funds for a DVD release as well as organizing a tour for 2010. Here is the tentatively planned route: West Coast of USA and Canada (January-February), East Coast of USA and Canada (March-April), Europe, Russia, Turkey (May-July). Please check the Screenings page for planned events. If you would like to have this film shown at a venue near you, please contact me!

4 November 2009

Image Journal - A comprehensive review from this month's ImageUpdate

23 October 2009

AirTalk's FilmWeek - Reviews of various films, including Trier's Antichrist and Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky

Film Radar - An in-depth interview with Karie Bible

15 October 2009

Consulate General of Sweden - A note in support of the Laemmle series

14 October 2009

Claremont Courier - Front-page coverage from my hometown's newspaper page 1 · page 2

11 October 2009

Postcard for upcoming California screenings

6 October 2009

Upcoming screenings in California:

Saturday, October 17 - 11AM - Claremont 5 Laemmle, Claremont

Sunday, October 18 - 11AM - Claremont 5 Laemmle, Claremont

Saturday, October 24 - 11AM - Sunset 5 Laemmle, West Hollywood

Sunday, October 25 - 11AM - Sunset 5 Laemmle, West Hollywood

Wednesday, October 28 - 7PM - Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

30 September 2009

The film will likely screen at the Museum of Photographic Arts, in San Diego, California, in late October. I am also planning a series of showings in Los Angeles.

15 September 2009

If you happen to be in Moscow this Wednesday, please come to the city premiere of the film at the Eisenstein Library.

To help with this week's "Deed of the Week", please visit the film's trailer on YouTube, rate it, and leave a comment or two!

26 August 2009

The film now has a page on IMDB. If you have seen it, please rate it and leave a comment. It's this week's Deed of the Week!

20 August 2009

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will screen at the Burnt Norton Summer Forum in New Hampshire on August 28th at 7:30 pm.

18 August 2009

The Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky website is officially launched! Thank you to everyone who contributed.

In order to expand the conversation on the work of Andrei Tarkovsky, I'm asking you -- the dedicated supporter of Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky -- to perform a quick online task every week. This "Deed of the Week" (for which you will assuredly gain good karma) should take as little as one minute to accomplish, but will allow the film to distinguish itself in a hyper-saturated online environment where content of this type is often overlooked.

This week's Deed of the Week is to blog, tweet, or post about the film's new website (www.trakovskyfilm.com). Please link to the site using the words "Andrei Tarkovsky" in order to make it more visible on search engines.

27 July 2009

An interview in Russian from V Novom Svete.

15 July 2009

The Lincoln Center screenings went very well. I am sincerely grateful to those that helped out along the way!

Recent Press:

Filmmaker Magazine video interview

Andy Lauer of IndieWire writes of the Revisiting Tarkovsky series

Interview Magazine: "Andrei Tarkovsky Will Change Your Life"

A comparative piece from filmjourney.org

Also, I will soon upload interviews with the Russian Television Network and NTV America.

3 July 2009

Check out the podcast of my interview with Jett Loe and author Gareth Higgins of The Film Talk.

16 June 2009

Special thanks to David A. Davidson of Solventdreams for helping me create a Russian-subtitled copy of the film.

Also, I appreciate the 40+ people who have pre-ordered DVDs through Kickstarter! The funds will be used to make the new website, which will be ready soon...

4 June 2009

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will have its US Premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center!

Please purchase tickets through the Film Society website.

More information available soon, but for now join the Facebook Event and invite your friends!

The film will also screen at the Message to Man International Film Festival in St. Petersburg, a Russian Premiere.

I have stepped up my efforts to redesign this website. In order to help with this endeavor, please donate and invite your friends to do the same!

14 May 2009

One of the first in-depth reviews in English has been published by Alan Jones in this blog.

The TRAILER can also be found via my Youtube page. Please subscribe, comment and rate!

28 April 2009

The film was just invited to another festival: the Underground Film Festival, Arad/Romania, which runs from May 18-22, 2009.

9 April 2009

At the moment, I am waiting to hear from the next wave of festivals (the film has yet to premiere in Asia, Oceania, or North America). Before the next festival, I plan to: 1.) create the trailer 2.) design the permanent website 3.) gather funding to begin distribution of the film 4.) expand membership of the Facebook Group, Twitter Page, and Mailing List.

Portuguese-speakers: In his 30/03/09 posting about Tarkovsky, film critic Sergio Rizzo of Folha Online recommends Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky.

More developments coming soon... Thank you for your support!

25 March 2009

I have taken my film to Twitter. Please follow me @Trakovskyfilm.

10 March 2009

Cape Winelands Film Festival

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will have its African Premiere at the Cape Winelands Film Festival in South Africa on 24 March 20:30 at Labia Orange Screen 2.

25 January 2009

I am in Göteborg right now preparing to screen the new PAL transfer of the film.

Please come if you are in the vicinity! Also, the new website should be released on February 25th.

26 December 2008

Although financial and legal obstacles are causing some delays, a new website should be up in early January.

At that time I also hope to premiere the first trailer for the film.

Screening times for Göteborg IFF have just been announced:

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky will show on 30 January at 7:30 PM, 31 January at 5:30 PM, and 1 February at 10 AM.

Hope to see you there!

French-speakers: please read this unique article published in Regard sur l'Est!

23 November 2008

Göteborg International Film Festival

Latest news: The film will screen at the Göteborg International Film Festival (January 23 - February 2).. This will be its Swedish, as well as Scandinavian, premiere.

Also, a screening is planned at the International Film Festival Bratislava - 13:00 on December 1st in Cinema 3.

Lastly, there's another article from Rio de Janeiro's Tribuna da Imprensa.

Thank you all for tolerating this temporary website. A new design will be published in a few days!

7 November 2008

Accepting the Jury Special Mention -  São Paulo IFF

At the São Paulo IFF, the film won its first distinction, the "Jury Special Mention"! Thank you SPIFF!

Below are some articles written about the doc while I was in Brazil:

From an online newspaper:

A little blurb about a panel discussion that I participated in:

And a blog post in Portuguese:

About the "Jury Special Mention":

Most importantly, the film was very well received by large audiences. I couldn't be more happy with my experience at the Sao Paulo IFF...

São Paulo IFF - Official Selection

15 October 2008

Welcome to the prototype version of my website! As you can see, it is still very much UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

As for news: Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky is premiering at the São Paulo International Film Festival this Saturday. In November, it will screen in both the Leeds International Film Festival as well as the International Film Festival of Bratislava.

São Paulo International Film Festival:

RESERVA CULTURAL 1 18/10/2008 - 17:00 - Sessão: 143 (Sábado)
CINEMATECA - SALA PETROBRAS 21/10/2008 - 18:20 - Sessão: 394 (Terça)
UNIBANCO ARTEPLEX 4 24/10/2008 - 19:30 - Sessão: 655 (Sexta)

Leeds International Film Festival:

Friday, 7/11/2008 4:30 PM THE CARRIAGEWORKS
Saturday, 8/11/2008 9:00 PM THE CARRIAGEWORKS