The Death of Stalin

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The Death of Stalin


Friday Apr 27 01:00 PM
Sunday Apr 29 07:00 PM
Tuesday May 01 01:00 PM
Tuesday May 01 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of European Cinema 2018.

Directed by Armando Iannucci. United Kingdom | France. 2018. 107 min. 
Armando Iannucci is the master of contemporary political disfunction—he is the witty mind behind Veep and In the Loop. Now he turns his satirical mastery to the past. The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire of the politburo. When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead in Moscow in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

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