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  • Kinonedelja (Kino-Week) nos. 31–35

    1919. Russia. Dziga Vertov. Approx. 62 min.

  • Kino-Pravda [excerpts]

    1930s. USSR. Dziga Vertov. Approx. 16 min.

With piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Kinonedelja (Kino-Week) nos. 31–35

    1919. Russia. Directed by Dziga Vertov. In this program, dedicated to Kino-Week issues from 1919, we see workers forced by the Russian government to clear the streets and sidewalks of Moscow after a heavy snowfall; the funerals of field commanders; and a demonstration in Kiev protesting the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in Germany. As Yuri Tsivian writes, “[the protesters seem] ready to invade Germany to help Communists there….In those days, many believed that what was going on in Russia was the beginning of the last war on earth—the World Revolution predicted by Karl Marx.” Silent. Approx. 62 min.

  • Kino-Pravda [excerpts]

    1930s. USSR. Directed by Dziga Vertov. These highlights from the first nine issues of Kino-Pravda are a part of film history itself: according to historian Jay Leyda, they were compiled by The Museum of Modern Art’s Film Library in the 1930s, and pieced together with English titles in the manner of Russian Constructivism. Silent. Approx. 16 min.

In the Film exhibition Dziga Vertov

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