1924. USSR. Yakov Protazanov. 100 min.
Musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin. Live English translation by Anna Kadysheva
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1924. USSR. Directed Yakov Protazanov. A year after Alexei Tolstoy wrote his space-travel novel Aelita, the Decline of Mars Protozanov directed this early Mezhrabpom production, which very well may be the first feature-length science-fiction film. A young Soviet engineer goes to Mars, finds it a capitalist society, and, with the Queen of Mars, participates in a revolution. The distinguished Constructivist sets and costumes are by Aleksandra Ekster. Silent with live musical accompaniment. 100 min.