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Special Events: Winter 2018
The Youth of Maxim

March 10 at 3:00
East Building Auditorium

The first of two collaborations between Grigori Kozintsev and Dmitri Shostakovich, The Youth of Maxim was codirected by Kozintsev and dramatist Leonid Trauberg (they had cofounded the Factory of the Eccentric Actor in Saint Petersburg in 1921). The Maxim trilogy, as it’s called, “describes the human and political evolution of the title character, a likeable ‘guy next door’ who steadily grows into a Bolshevik leader . . . a wisecracking, fun-loving guy, playing the guitar and singing, but never betraying his loyalty to the Party” — Peter Rollberg. The musical score by Shostakovich, upbeat and witty, was his third for Kozintsev and quoted popular tunes in a way that evokes his score for the earlier masterwork, The New Babylon. (Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, 1935, 35mm, subtitles, 95 minutes) Presented in conjunction with Post Classical Ensemble.

courtesy British Film Institute

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