Film

Arsenal

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Dir. Alexander Dovzhenko (1929).
Dovzhenko’s last silent film takes on 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.

Sun., Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m., 2011