(Dziga Vertov, 1929).
Dazzling as it is poetic, Vertov’s silent masterpiece is also the Soviet cinema’s greatest achievement—a self-reflexive documentary in the guise of a self-deconstructing city symphony, matching the rhythms of a day to the cycle of life and the mechanism of filmmaking to the logic of production. The live Alloy Orchestra “noise” score is based on Vertov’s notes.
Fri., July 17, 7 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 8, 2009