Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Gazprombank present the joint film program Team Play, consisting of five films about relationships, cooperation, and mutual support. All screenings will take place at Garage Screen summer cinema from August 23 to September 6.
Team Play includes five classic American stories whose characters find themselves through their relationships with others—their friends, family, colleagues, teachers, and co-thinkers. The deep experience of togetherness—the search for dialogue, understanding, and mutual help—creates the foundation for self-fulfilment for the individual and for the collective, in which human equality is valued above professional hierarchies. Two films, Peter Weir’s Dead Poets Society and Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting, star Robin Williams, who embodies the symbolic figure of a caring, attentive father. In the sports drama Million Dollar Baby, the father figure is represented by Clint Eastwood, whose character—a boxing trainer—unexpectedly finds a kindred spirit in a new, talented student (Hilary Swank in an Oscar-winning role). Just as unexpected is the attraction between a communist Jew and an apolitical white playboy in Sydney Pollack's flawless romantic drama The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. Finally, Spike Lee’s hugely underrated film Mo' Better Blues is a vibrant musical comedy about the close symbolic ties that form within the musicians’ community, expanding our understanding of family.
All films will be screened in the original language with Russian subtitles.