Dir. Alexander Dovzhenko (1930). Drafted to make a movie on rural collectivization, Dovzhenko produced a myththe creation of the kolkhoz as part of a cosmic cycle of birth and death. This enraptured, startlingly aestheticized tractor-paean, released amid the campaign to liquidate the kulaks, is ultimately a pagan saga made to celebrate a tragic social experiment.
Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2011
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.