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A Suitcase Full of Chocolate


Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Building

Director and Concert Pianist Lincoln Mayorga will speak and play following the film.

Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Lincoln Mayorga
2011, USA, 93 minutes
Russian and English with subtitles

Lincoln Mayorga's poignant documentary tells the remarkable story of Sofia Cosma, a child prodigy, born in Latvia, who won renown in a Viennese piano competition in 1933. She witnessed Hitler's invasion of Austria in 1938 and was forced to return home where she spent seven years in a Soviet prison. Cosma’s indomitable spirit, humor, and love of music made it possible for her to move beyond her tragic past and embrace a full life, including a celebrated concert career.

Sponsored by The University of Pittsburgh: Dean, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; Film Studies Program; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Dietrich School; Dean, University Honors College; European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center; Russian & East European Studies Center; Women’s Studies Program; World History Center; History Department; Jewish Studies Program; Humanities Center; Music Department; German Department

Tickets are no longer available in advance for these screenings. Tickets will be available beginning 30 minutes prior to showtime on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash Only.

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