Sunday, June 3, 2012
State Theater, Ann Arbor
A smash success in Russia and winner of that country’s top film awards, Hipsters is a candy-colored musical set in the drab Soviet Union of the 1950s. The movie sets to music the story of Mels, a strait-laced young Communist party member who falls for an adorable poodle skirt-wearing Hipster. Casting caution and his grey uniform to the wind, he barters on the street for a saxophone and a snappy checkered suit. But as the Hipsters start growing up, they realize life isn’t always a song and dance. Directed by Valery Todorovsky. 130 Minutes.