Unlike most Bolshevik silent movies that take place in the European parts of the Soviet Union, V.I. Pudovkin’s 1928 Storm Over Asia is set in Mongolia, where it was shot on location, along with filming in Siberia.
Unfolded through lyrical imagery, Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s 1929 film Arsenal depicts the horrors of World War I and the occupation of a Kiev munitions factory in 1918 by revolutionary workers, who confront reactionary soldiers.
Joe Mathews: Festivals are happenings designed to be photographed, hashtagged, geotagged, and shared in order to produce the maximum amount of FOMO among one’s friends and followers, who won’t get their own chance to attend.
Film historian/critic Ed Rampell discusses Battleship Potemkin on Jerry Quickley’s KPFK Pacific Radio “This Is Happening” program, 90.7 FM, between 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22.
This screening of Potemkin is part of a monthly film series running through November 2017 to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the February and October 1917 Revolutions in Russia, and 1905’s mass uprisings. All 10 films screened during these 10 months are Soviet cinema classics, among the greatest political films ever made.