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Film Programs
Revolutionary Rising: Soviet Film Vanguard
Ciné-Concert: Man with a Movie Camera

October 14 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium
Alloy Orchestra in performance

Evoking the mood of cinema vérité with his experiments in documentary montage, Dziga Vertov captured an ethos of Soviet art and life that went beyond filmmaking. Man with a Movie Camera is a paean to the modern city, a tribute to the Soviet worker, a treatise on camera technique, a model of constructivism, and a film about the experience of cinema itself. Its aesthetic complexities — famously criticized as “camera hooliganism” by Sergei Eisenstein — are palpable in this new digital restoration. (Dziga Vertov, 1929, subtitles, 65 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

Film Programs

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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