Garage Screen joint program with Gazprombank


9 Aug 2021

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.

“Gazprombank continues to support Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s projects. This year we have become a partner for Garage Screen’s summer season. Culture has a significant, sometimes decisive influence on the economy and people’s values and behaviour, and the support of contemporary art, and in particular film, is a key program within our bank’s social policy,” commented Anastasia Smirnova, Vice President and Head of Marketing and Communication at Gazprombank.

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.