Russian Revolution Week
November 10 - 12
Come find out about the Russian Revolution and its impact with a specific focus on Soviet culture and film.
3 films by Sergei Eisenstein; the revolutionary Soviet Russian film director.
Tuesday, 5:30 - THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN - (1925) a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. Named the greatest film of all time at the World's Fair at Brussels, Belgium, in 1958.
Wednesday, 5:30 - OCTOBER - (1927) a dramatization praising the 1917 October Revolution. Based on John Reed's book "Ten Days That Shook the World".
Discussion: "What is the relevance of the Russian Revolution today?".
Thursday, 7:00 - ALEXANDER NEVSKY (1938) depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by the Russian people. The film is also a reflection of Soviet society and international relations at the time that it was made.
Discussion: "Was 'Stalinism' the logical outcome of the Russian Revolution?"
Each film will be presented with a discussion led by Amir Locker-Biletzki (PhD candidate in History).
Monday at 5:30pm, Wednesday at 5:30pm, and Thursday at 7pm
This beginning of November marks the 92nd anniversary of the Russian Revolution.