A DATE WITH A TRAIN: Anna Karenina on Screen

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room 1508 E. Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85721

Presented by: Russian & Slavic Studies Department

Love, sex, blood, guts, a disastrous horse race, and a hip mazurka – Anna Karenina is a book that has it all. See how directors from around the world have translated Anna from page to screen. That train notwithstanding, actresses from Greta Garbo to Keira Knightley show that nothing can keep a good (bad?) woman down. At this annual closing event of Humanities Week, the Russian & Slavic Studies Department celebrates the work of Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in readings and video clips that highlight key elements in the story of his famous heroine.