Premiere. The Plagiarists. This Action Lies


From 28 November 2019




Garage Auditorium


The double bill of The Plagiarists and the experimental short This Action Lies brings together plagiarised memories, a discussion on authorship in late capitalism, and a meditation on plastic cups. Exploring the borderline territory between film and video art, the program invites the audience to revisit the nature of things that surround us. 

The Plagiarists

Annoying hipster millennials Tyler and Anna are on their way to Philadelphia. When their car breaks down on the road, a charming elderly man named Clip invites them to spend a night at his house. Anna is enchanted by Clip’s story of his childhood but later discovers that it comes from a novel by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård. Clip’s inexplicable lie prompts an important conversation.

Presented as a lo-fi mumblecore, The Plagiarists is in fact a philosophical inquiry into authenticity and its fate in the era of social media and transnational corporations. Texts and images get endlessly copied and dissolve in our environment. Spending days on the internet and digesting huge volumes of information, we all become plagiarists.

The Plagiarists
Director: Peter Parlow
USA, 2019. 106 min.

This Action Lies 

In this deceptively simple film, the only object in the shot is a cup of coffee on a stand. An experimental work by one of the main representatives of the new American independent filmmaking, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, looks into the nature of observation. 

This Action Lies 
Director: James N. Kienitz Wilkins
USA, 2018. 32 min. 18+


Standard: 400 RUB
Student: 300 RUB*

 Garage Members: 200 RUB.


Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility