Battleship Potemkin & Man with a Movie Camera
Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with introductions by Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. Includes intermission.
Tickets include admission to Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, a new exhibition that examines the influence of this Russian modern art movement on Australian artists.
Battleship Potemkin (PG)
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
A technical masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin is Soviet cinema at its finest, and its montage editing techniques remain influential to this day. Fed up with the extreme cruelties of their officers and their maggot-ridden meat rations, the sailors of Battleship Potemkin stage a violent mutiny. This, in turn, sparks an abortive citizens' revolt against the Czarist regime. The film's centerpiece is staged on the Odessa Steps, and is often cited as the most famous sequence ever filmed.
Man with a Movie Camera (G)
Director: Dziga Vertov
Vertov's experimental 1929 silent documentary presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. It has no actors. From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life. This unabashedly avant-garde film was largely dismissed on its initial release in 1929, but has since been recognised as one of the best documentaries of all time.
Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session. High-Tea: In-Cinema dining session. CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.
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