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Film Screening & Discussion. The White List
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Please join us for the U.S. premiere screening of The White List (2022) and the following Q&A discussion with the film director Alisa Khazanova.

Loosely based on the 2016 events surrounding the police investigation of a suicide game controversy, the film is a procedural drama carefully balancing sensation with existential dialogues in the style of Dostoevsky. Two federal investigators are sent to the small Russian town of Podolsk to review a cold case involving the suspicious death of a schoolgirl. Initially seeing their task as a mere PR stunt, both gradually start to lose their focus as they venture deeper into the paranoid world of conspiracy theories surrounding the case. Moderated by Mark Lipovetsky and Tatiana Efremova.