At the invitation of Robert Redford, Soviet filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya has brought her controversial documentary "Soviet Rule" to the United States Film Festival for its American premiere.

The film will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday in the Sun-dance screening room, and Goldovskaya will answer questions following the screening. Peter Shepotinnik, Moscow's leading film critic, will accompany Goldov-skaya to the United States. Both speak English fluently."Soviet Rule" examines the formerly unspoken phenomenon of the gulag system, the notorious camps for political prisoners. The film looks specifically at 1923 to 1939 and the pre-World War II terror of the Stalin regime. Although the outside world has known about the gulags through Noble Peace Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago," the film is the first internal examination of the camps or even admission of their existence.

Call Sundance, 225-4107, for ticket information.