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Film: "The Death of Stalin"

An uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire about the scramble for power by Stalin’s cronies (Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs).

Friday, May 11, 2018
7:00pm – 8:45pm
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale).

But as they bumble, brawl and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction—and has already been banned in Russia.

D: Armando Iannucci, UK, 2018, Runtime: 1h46m

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