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Sergei Eisenstein

January 8, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am


From January 8 through February 1, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in collaboration with Seagull Films, presents “Sergei Eisenstein,” a series of seven programs devoted to one of the giants of film history. All films are being shown in 35mm prints imported from Russia, and David Drazin will provide live piano accompaniment on consecutive Sundays for the silent classics STRIKE, BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, and OCTOBER.

Born in Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) developed in the atmosphere of creative euphoria that energized Soviet art in the years immediately following the 1917 Revolution. He began in the theater, where, under the mentorship of Vsevolod Meyerhold, he drew attention with stage productions based on aggressive, often carnivalesque effects known as “attractions.” Eisenstein carried this confrontational approach into the celebrated “montage of attractions” that marked his first films STRIKE (1925) and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925).


January 8, 2012
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State Street
Chicago , IL United States

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