• Aelita

    1924. USSR. Yakov Protazanov. 100 min.

Musical accompaniment by Ben Model. Live English translation by Anna Kadysheva

Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

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

  • Aelita

    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.

In the Film exhibition Mezhrabpom: The Red Dream Factory

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