Robertas Verba: The Dreams of the Centenarians

Robertas Verba: The Dreams of the Centenarians

Robertas Verba: The Dreams of the Centenarians

Free admission

July 13, 2022, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Join us at Bar Laika on Wednesday, July 13 at 9pm for a screening of Robertas Verba’s The Dreams of the Centenarians (1969, 19 minutes)The majority of the characters in Verba’s creative documentary were born during the 1860s and 1870s. They share memories of their childhood, romantic partners, and hardships they have endured in front of the camera. Despite the weight of a particular historical period that the film’s characters experienced, The Dreams of the Centenarians has universal appeal due a brilliant balance between the turbulence of the twentieth century and a well-aging humorous self-reflection. Despite the fact that the Soviet authorities commissioned the film to honor the centennial of Vladimir Lenin’s birth, the film was criticized and censored by its own financiers right after the premiere. Do not miss one of Jonas Mekas’s favorite Lithuanian films of all time!

The screening is organized in partnership with Meno Avilys in Vilnius.

For more information contact laika [​at​]

Documentary, Eastern Europe, Memory
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