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Film Programs
Revolutionary Rising: Soviet Film Vanguard
Ciné-Concert: Old and New (The General Line)

November 4 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium
Andrew Simpson, pianist

In Old and New, Eisenstein evokes Russia’s changeover from individual to cooperative agriculture, with a utopian nod toward the mechanized and industrialized farms of the future. A female dairy farmer called Marfa Lapkina abides by socialist principles, leading a band of local peasants in the struggle toward collectivization. Originally titled The General Line, the film features playful and eccentric touches deemed aberrant at the time, and shortly after release, all prints were shelved. (Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov, 1929, subtitles, 125 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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