october

October

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:15pm
Admission: 
£4 + 50p booking fee

A special screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s epic recreation of the events that led to the storming of the Winter Palace in October 1917. Price includes lecture from Ian Christie @ 7.30pm

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.  

Lecture by Ian Christie @ 7.30PM

October Screening @ 8.30PM 

October was only his third feature film, yet Eisenstein had already distinguished himself as a master among Russian montage filmmakers.

Eisenstein declared that editing was the soul of cinema, arguing that the juxtaposition of shots – not the shots themselves – gave moving images their meaning, and that actors were props used to serve that meaning.

As Shira Kizirian writes, “in October Eisenstein eschews traditional protagonists, further developing what he called the “mass–epical” – in which the masses rather than an individual hero drive events. For a time, the star–driven Hollywood film had a significant rival. The proletariat was ready for its close–up.”

Silent

Director: 
Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov
Cast: 
Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko
Country: 
Soviet Union
Certificate: 
15
Duration: 
1hr 43mins
Year: 
1958
Admission
£4 + 50p booking fee