The Russian Revolution is coming to L.A.!
As Angelenos commemorate the L.A. urban rebellion’s 25th anniversary the 1927 documentary THE FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY - about Russia’s 1917 urban uprisings - is being screened as part of the “TEN FILMS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD” series, a cinematic centennial celebration the of the Russian Revolution.
What: THE FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY screening.
When: Friday,7:30 p.m., April 28, 2017.
Where: The L.A. Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, L.A., CA 90019.
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THE FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY - Editing together archival footage, Esther Shub chronicles the czarist doomed dynasty from 1913 until 1917 in this 1927 nonfiction work. Historical figures including Czar Nicholas II, Czarina Alexandra, Aleksandr Kerensky and V.I. Lenin are shown. Using found footage Shub constructed a new film out of old newsreel clips, creating the compilation film genre. This is one of the series’ two documentaries and the only film directed by a woman. (101 minutes.)
The Los Angeles Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive are co-presenting THE FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY as 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. Ed Rampell, author of Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States, is the series’ programmer/co-presenter.