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Film Programs
Revolutionary Rising: Soviet Film Vanguard
The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

October 13 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium

Esfir Shub was a gifted editor who compiled archival nonfiction footage to advance political aims. Working with home movies, newsreels, prerevolutionary features, and other documents, she realized the worth of preserving moving images. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty — assembled for the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution — is a landmark of new and found footage featuring Czar Nicholas II and his circle, contextualized through intertitles and editing. (Esfir Shub, 1927, subtitles, 88 minutes)

courtesy Contemporary Films Ltd.

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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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