One of the city's hidden jewels is the Russian Cultural Center Our Texas. With an active art gallery, frequent music concerts and film screenings, RCCOT does a great job of bringing a bit of Russia to Houston. The center's newest offering is the film series Russian Classics on the Big Screen, and first up on the schedule is Eldar Ryazanov's 1984 A Cruel Romance. The story follows the romantic misfortunes of Larissa, the young and beautiful daughter of an impoverished widow. Larissa is in love with Sergei, and he returns her ardor to a point, but he's secretly engaged to another girl. In Russian with English subtitles.
Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 2013