Category Archives: Nevsky Prospekt
My research project here in St. Petersburg is centered around the Aurora Movie Theater. The Aurora Theater opened in 1913 and is located on Nevskii Prospekt. The Aurora is an incredible theater for many reasons- it was the first movie … Continue reading
Nevsky is to St. Petersburg what Times Square is to New York. It’s the main street where everything is happening. Every other vehicle is a tour bus packed with retirees with their cameras at the ready. And while the buildings … Continue reading
In 2010 a group of Petersburg filmmakers and critics announced the birth of a new international film festival in St. Petersburg. It is called KINOFORUM. The festival has two competition programs: BEST OF THE BEST (the competition of award-winning films … Continue reading
This summer each W&M student is doing two projects: a research paper and a documentary film about the chosen site of memory. The projects range from the historical Nevsky Prospekt (Megan Donesky) to the futuristic Gazprom Tower (Alex McGrath).