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International Film Series Presents “Tycoon”

Frostburg State University’s 2004 International Film Series will present the movie “Tycoon” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, in Lane University Center Room 201.

Pavel Lounguine’s “Tycoon,” a savage portrait of Russia’s volatile economy in the 1980’s and 90’s, paints the aftermath of Communism in chilling terms. Told in the form of an intricate detective thriller, the movie charts the 1985-2000 rise and fall of a fictional oligarch. Platon Makovski (played by Russian actor Vladimir Mashkov) builds a vast communications and industrial empire with dizzying rapidity, only to become the victim of corruption an intrigue. It’s a rare example of a modern movie based on crucial contemporary historical material that crackles with dramatic and cinematic energy.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411. The International Film Series is sponsored by Center Stage and the FSU Department of Student and Community Involvement.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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