Film Screening: The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
This is a 3-part film series that explores Russia and America through film. Each viewing will include a brief introduction and a moderated discussion after the viewing.
The first film, The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924), directed by Lev Kuleshov, chronicles the adventures of an American, “Mr. West,” and his faithful bodyguard and servant, Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various mishaps, Mr. West discovers that the Soviets are actually quite remarkable people, and, by the end of the film, his opinion of them has changed to one of growing admiration!