Dir. Sergei Eisenstein (1924).
Sergei Eisenstein made a stunning debut with the wildly theatrical, open-air expressionism of this genuinely experimental movie, filled with jolting ideas not yet codified.
“The day that federal troops rode into Galveston with orders to release those kept as slaves has been celebrated, in Texas and beyond, for 127 years, as Emancipation Day, as Jubilation Day, as Juneteenth.”
“It is a party, and Václav is The Good King: relaxed, smothered in kisses and well-wishes ... the only president in living history who, in one breath, can quote John Lennon, Samuel Beckett, and Immanuel Kant”