Come watch Russian Revolutionary films with the MHC Russian & Eurasian Studies Department (in conjuction with RES-240)!
October 4th: Reds (1981) Biographic film depicting the life of journalist John Reed, who chronicled the Bolshevik revolution first-hand. (English, color, 195 minutes)
October 11th: Броненосец Потёмкин (1925) / Battleship Potemkin -- Sergei Eisenstein’s famous work depicting a version of the battleship Potemkin’s mutiny in 1905, during which the crew rebelled against their officers. (Silent with English intertitles, B&W, 75 minutes)
October 25th: Адмиралъ (2008) / the Admiral -- Biopic of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, a widely recognized leader of the White Army during the Russian Civil War. (Color, 123 minutes)
November 8th: Белое солнце пустыни (1970) / White Sun of the Desert -- Classic Soviet film blending multiple genres. At the end of the Civil War, Red Army solider Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerilla leader. (Color, 85 minutes)
December 6th: Окраина (1998) / the Outskirts -- A group of Uralian peasants seek to regain control of their collective farm that has been privatized and sold to an oil company. Draws upon the 1933 socialist realism film of the same title. (B&W, 95 minutes)
All screenings are in room 618 of the MHC Library at 7:00pm on the Wednesdays listed above. Unless otherwise stated, films are in Russian with English subtitles.
Presented by the MHC Russian & Eurasian Studies Department in conjunction with RES-240.