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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere! Tatyana Aldag & Giedrė Žickytė in person!

Master and Tatyana

Meistras ir Tatjana

2015, Giedrė Žickytė, Lithuania, 83 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 25th 5:45pm
  • Mon, Mar 27th 8:15pm

Vitas Luckus has been called “the last of the photography heroes.” He lived on the edge, drank to excess, slept with a lion cub, sported a devilish beard, and was the nucleus of a hard-partying Lithuanian counterculture. He provoked the Communist establishment with both his lifestyle and his startling, aggressive images that challenged conventional notions of distance and hierarchy. In 1987, at the age of 43, Luckus killed a KGB agent and then leapt to his death. His life and work passed into obscurity until a series of recent exhibitions and books, and, now, this fascinating documentary portrait related by the person who knew him best: his extraordinarily beautiful wife, model, and muse, Tatyana Aldag. In Lithuanian, English, and Russian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Dagne Vildziunaite. DCP digital. (MR)

MARCH 25 & 27: Tatyana Aldag and film director Giedrė Žickytė will be present for audience discussion at both screenings. An exhibit of featured photos will be displayed in the cafe/gallery.

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