Age of Delirium Film Screening and Conversation on the 25th Anniversary of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:30 pm - Screening of Age of Delirium

5:45 pm - Discussion 

The Franke Institiute for the Humanities

1100 East 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637


The film, Age of Delirium, is the story of the fall of the Soviet Union as lived and experienced by the Soviet people. The film shows what it meant to live in a state based on a utopian ideology and how truthful information led to the Soviet Union’s rapid and unstoppable collapse. 


The film is based on the David Satter’s book, Age of Delirium: the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union.


Following the screening David Satter (Filmmaker and Author), William Nickell (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Eleonor Gilburd (Department of History) will discuss the film.