Battleship Potemkin
Essential Russian Cinema
Soviet Union 1925, 66 min, Digital, Dir: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Screenings:
  • Friday January 16, 2015 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday January 17, 2015 at 4:00PM
  • Sunday January 18, 2015 at 2:00PM
  • Monday January 19, 2015 at 9:15PM

One of cinema’s most significant works, Eisenstein’s Soviet classic is revolutionary in form, political purpose, and subject matter. The propagandistic film glorifies the exploits of sailors participating in a naval mutiny on the Black Sea during the abortive 1905 revolution. It synthesises Eisenstein’s theories of cinema art, expressing them through technical and narrative innovations, particularly its emphasis on montage and its rendering of the mass rather than the individual as the protagonist. Combining formal and theoretical ingenuity with gripping action, it’s powerful experience at once visceral, emotional, and intellectual, which still resonates with audiences and filmmakers.


This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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