Medina launched the campaign «movie Night» at the Museum of Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky and actor Yevgeny Gerasimov in Moscow Museum during the nationwide movie NightMedina launched the campaign «movie Night» at the Museum of Moscow© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky expressed the hope that the number of visitors of the Night movie will exceed 300 thousand people across the country, it was announced at the solemn opening of the action in the courtyard of the Museum of Moscow on Saturday.

Federal campaign «movie Night» will be the second time the Day of Russian cinema. For two days — 26 and 27 August, the Russians are waiting for the outdoor film screenings, premieres, concerts, and exhibitions devoted to cinema. Across the country will be involved over 2.5 thousand sites.

«Since last year, the year of Russian cinema, the «movie Night». Last year, the number of visitors hardly believed there was no system of calculation, but believed that at least 300 thousand people across the country. I hope this figure we will increase this year, despite the weather. We have a great program,» said Medina.

The Minister recalled that, according to opinion polls, 72% of Russian citizens spontaneously when visiting the cinema, prefer sessions of national cinema Hollywood.

«We should all strive to go to the movies and seeing at the same time Russian and foreign film, all one hundred percent went to Russian film. Then, we work well,» concluded Medina.

He added that the campaign will last two days — a large number of events will be held on Sunday at various venues.

At the opening of the campaign was also attended by the head of Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, Chairman of the Committee on culture and mass communications Evgeny Gerasimov, head of the cinematography Department of the Russian Ministry of culture Vyacheslav Telnov.

«The uniqueness of this campaign is that each region has the opportunity to make your own program. This year we will celebrate the anniversary of our city, the mainstream of this action there will be films about Moscow, this is a huge topic… we Have hundreds of a variety of events — film screenings, retro screenings and premieres, meetings with Directors and artists, screenings of films that are not widely rolling the fate. This is a great holiday movie, where everyone can find something for themselves,» — said Kibovsky.

The main scene of the «movie Night» became the courtyard of the Museum of Moscow, which is specifically for the stock built concert hall under the open sky. On Saturday, August 26, there will be the presentation and display of the collection of the graduation short films by students of the Moscow school of cinema. Viewers will see the films-winners of international film festivals, and will be able to speak with Directors of short films.

The evening will be showing the movie «first Time», the plot of which tells about the first man’s exit into space. Will present a blockbuster starring actor Yevgeny Mironov, Director Dmitry Kiselev.