The chapters on the history of Russian cinema combined with the portraits of Russian film directors (Nikina Mikhalkov, Karen Shakhnazarov, Pyotr Todorovsky), with a detailed analysis of specific films of different times, topics and genres. The book also addresses the problem of popular screen culture: why, in fact, many (though not all) of entertainment media texts have such a tremendous success with the audience? Meybe because their authors are responsible for real, worthy of respect and learning needs of the public, first of all - the youth? Much of the book is devoted to the activities of the youth film club, a description of the typology of students and pupils'' film perception. This is the book for students of humanitarian faculties, teachers, university professors, a broad audience interested in the past and the present Russian cinema.