$6 | NR | With live accompaniment by Marta Waterman | 1 Hour 15 Minutes
When they are fed rancid meat, the sailors on the Potemkin, led by Vakulinchuk revolt against their harsh conditions and kill the officers of the ship to gain their freedom. The people of Odessa honor him as a symbol of revolution. Tsarist soldiers arrive and massacre the civilians on the Odessa Stairs to quell the uprising. A squadron of ships is sent to overthrow the Potemkin, but the ships side with the revolt and refuse to attack. A technical masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin is Soviet cinema at its finest, and Eisenstein’s montage editing techniques in the famous Odessa Steps scene remain influential to this day – most famously, Brian DePalma in his 1987 film ‘The Untouchables’.
Also showing will be three short films: Insects Christmas, Little Match Girl and Land Beyond The Sunset