Dir. Alexander Dovzhenko (1928).
The subject of the great Ukrainian director’s last silent film is the Russian civil war; the movie’s powerful use of repetition, cartoonish images, mad angles, fondness for close-ups, and frenzied crosscutting suggests a talented Eisenstein follower’s attempt to blast his mentor off the screen.
Wednesdays-Fridays, 1:30 p.m. Starts: May 19. Continues through May 21, 2010