Wednesday, May 9 – 7:00 PM
“THE LAUGHS COME IN JOLTS AND WAVES IN “THE DEATH OF STALIN,” DELIVERED IN A BRILLIANTLY ARRANGED MIX OF SAVAGE ONE-LINERS, LACERATING DIALOGUE AND PERFECTLY TIMED SLAPSTICK.” NEW YORK TIMES – CRITICS PICK
Banned in Russian, The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an impeccable ensemble tour-de-force featuring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Simon Russel Beale and more!
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire directed by Emmy-award winning writer/director and creator of VEEP, Ormando Iannucci, 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 is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast. Rated R, the film runs 107 minutes.