Aleksandr GURYANOV
Александр ГУРЬЯНОВ
Russia, 2011, 52mn 
Colour, documentary
Tolkay telegu k zvezdam...
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Толкай телегу к звездам...


 Hitch the Wagon to the Stars...

 Pousse la voiture vers les étoiles...

Directed by : Aleksandr GURYANOV (Александр ГУРЬЯНОВ)
Writing credits : Tatyana GURYANOVA (Татьяна ГУРЬЯНОВА)
Cinematography : Dmitry KHAVIN (Дмитрий ХАВИН)
Produced by : Sergey ZAYTSEV (Сергей ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Companies : Studio Russkiy Put

Plot synopsis
A cinematic story about Churaevka - a Russian town in Connecticut. In the 1930's-40's Churaevka was a lively place, visited by S. Rakhmaninov, M. Chekhov, N. Roerich, I. Sikorsky, Siberian immigrant writer and Churaevka's founder G.D. Grebenshikov, and others. In the 1930's Grebenshikov decided to build a chapel in honor of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Churaevka. The architectural plans of the chapel were made by N.K. Roerich, the construction was funded by donations, with the biggest given by Igor Sikorsky. Currently both the Churaevka village and the Sergius of Radonezh chapel are in the Historical Monuments Registry of the United States.

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Film Festival "Russian Film Out of Russia", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- The Cinema Week in Washington, D.C, Washington (USA), 2011
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2011