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Film Programs
Revolutionary Rising: Soviet Film Vanguard
Ciné-Concert: Mother

October 21 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium
Andrew Simpson, pianist
Introduction by Peter Rollberg

Pudovkin’s best-known work was inspired by Maxim Gorky’s iconic 1906 novel The Mother (also the source material for Brecht’s Die Mutter) about a woman (Vera Baranovskaya) who fails to comprehend why her son would risk his life as an activist for the revolution. Set during the 1905 conflict, Mother’s aesthetic led Pudovkin to formulate his famous editing theories — the  expressive juxtaposition of shots became the foundation for subsequent film construction. (Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1926, subtitles, 90 minutes)

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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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