Meeting Gorbachev – Opens Friday, May 24th
*Join us on opening night for the 7:30pm screening which will include an intro and a Q&A with Dr. Robert H. Donaldson – Trustees Professor of Political Science, University of Tulsa. Donaldson’s major areas of academic specialization are International politics, with emphasis on Soviet, Russian, and American foreign policies, comparative politics, with emphasis on the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. Tickets On Sale Soon!
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals.
Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years!