Post-Soviet maestro Aleksandr Sokurov dreams of rewinding Russian history and beginning again. For ninety-six minutes, his camera follows a group of dead souls across the centuries through the world’s largest museum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Russian Ark was until recently the longest continuous shot in movie history—it’s a marvelous performance and heady experience that demonstrates how digital image-making made cinema more itself.
Five showtimes daily. Tickets are available at the box office or online.
209 West Houston St.,
New York, NY