Two Cent Bridge Kotlas - Waterville Area
Sister City Connection
P.O. Box 1747
Waterville, ME 04903-1747
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The Kotlas-Waterville Area Sister City Connection welcomes everyone to our fourth installment of Russian film viewing and discussion for Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education. DOKTOR ZHIVAGO, a new Russian version of Boris Pasternak's epic novel, is our topic for meetings in September and October 2017. This made-for-television film is the first Russian studio production of DOKTOR ZHIVAGO, a novel, which was banned for many years in the Soviet Union and Russia.

The film documents the life and times of a young doctor-poet, Yurii Zhivago, as he and his family live through the tumultuous last years of the Romanov Dynasty, the first revolution of 1905, the revolution of 1917, and World War I.

Just as Leo Tolstoi in WAR AND PEACE depicts Russia before, during and after Napoleon's invasion of Russia (1812), so too does Pasternak use ordinary characters and ordinary families during a time of unprecedented political and social upheaval in the early 20th century to paint his picture of another societal earthquake in Russia.

We'll have 7 meetings, Wednesday evenings, September 20th to November 1st, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Waterville Senior High School. As usual, our final meeting will feature a Russian dinner, prepared by our chef-participants.

Watch for the Adult Education Fall Catalog. To register for the course call 873-5754 or visit the Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education website

Doktor Zhivago on IMDB