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NY Times Doc Set to Be Shown

Two Times reporters will take part in a round table after the screening.

Andrew Rossi's documentary film "Page One: Inside The New York Times" will be shown this weekend at Digital October as part of the Beat Film Festival.

Rossi spent nearly a year embedded in the New York Times' headquarters, and the film reveals the inner workings of the "Old Gray Lady," as the paper is called, as it finds itself competing in a new media landscape where the Internet and social media pose new threats and challenges.

The film will be shown with Russian subtitles as part of the festival, which aims to add to the local documentary scene by screening films that would not otherwise be shown here.

David Carr and Tim Arango, two of the reporters at the heart of the documentary, will be in Moscow to present the film. On Friday they will also take part in a round table, entitled "How Social Media Is Changing the World," together with GQ editor-in-chief Michael Idov and Slon.ru general director Maxim Kashulinsky.

The screenings and round table are designed to bring the current debate over traditional versus new media to Russia, said Alyona Bocharova, executive producer of the festival.

"With everyone talking about a Facebook revolution in Russia, it seems like a very timely event," she said.

"Page One: Inside The New York Times" will be shown Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets cost 300 rubles ($10). The round table on "How Social Media Is Changing the World" will take place on March 2 at 17.30. Free entry. Digital October, Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, Building 6. Metro Kropotkinskaya. Tel. +7 985 766 1925. Buy tickets online at http://digitaloctober.timepad.ru/events.

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