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Out of the Present


Andrei Ujica’s film is a portrait of his friend, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, and the ten months between 1991 and 1992 that Krikalev and his crew spent on the Mir space station. While the cosmonauts carry out the mundane routines that constitute life on the Mir, the Soviet Union is collapsing. Ujica looks at space travel through a personal lens, putting a human face on what is often depicted as glamorous and heroic. The much-decorated Krikalev is portrayed as a human being first, and the film gives us an intimate and thoughtful view of the humor, hardships, and pathos of a cosmonaut’s life. (1999, 96m) – Saturday 10:00AM