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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Bezhin Meadow

    1937. USSR. Sergei Eisenstein. 28 min.

  • Alexander Nevsky

    1938. USSR. Sergei Eisenstein. 107 min.

Friday, February 18, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



  • Bezhin Meadow

    1937. USSR. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein. This is film scholar Jay Leyda’s attempt to reconstruct from still photographs Eisenstein’s first sound film, which was suppressed by Stalin. 28 min.

  • Alexander Nevsky

    1938. USSR. Written and directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Cinematography by Edward Tisse. With Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Alexander Abrikosov. One of the cinema’s greatest historical epics, Eisenstein’s first sound film to see public release allowed him to break free from the collectivism of his silent films. As Nevsky, Cherkasov is an authentic movie hero in the Hollywood mold. (Eisenstein had tried to find work in Hollywood prior to his ill-fated Mexican venture, the unfinished Que Viva Mexico!). The film’s famous (and prophetic) warning to the Nazis is a classic example of cinema crossing over into reality. 107 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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