Garage Screen was launched in 2012 to bring audiences the best of Russian and international features, documentaries, experimental films, the latest festival releases, and animation.
Screenings take place in Garage Auditorium and in the summer cinema on Gorky Park’s Garage Square during the warmer months. This year’s Garage Screen summer program is divided into three sections. Silver Prints is a program of pictures produced in the analogue era and designed to be projected on film. Happy Hours features arthouse films that are longer than usual and work with the visualization of time. One Time Only is a series of unique and primarily single screenings of films that will not be shown in Russian cinemas outside of Garage Screen.
The first open-air screenings were organized on the Museum rooftop in 2016, and in 2017 Garage opened its first summer cinema pavilion. In 2020, summer screenings will take place in the new Garage Screen pavilion designed by Yerevan-based architectural studio snkh, the winner of the design competition for the 2020 Garage Screen summer cinema.
The Garage Screen team runs Garage Film Festival in a number of Russian cities and CIS countries, and also distributes films. As a film distributor, Garage Screen focuses on new cinema and the history of film in dialogue with contemporary art and culture.
The Garage Screen curator is Evgeny Gusyatinskiy, who is a film critic, programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and editor of Iskusstvo Kino magazine.
The program has been developed by IRIS Foundation.