On Saturday, March 31 at 7pm at Alumni Hall at The University of King's College (6350 Coburg Road), Battleship Potemkin will be screened.
It's hard to underestimate the influence of this 1925 Russian picture. Directed by 27-year-old Sergei Eisenstein, a retelling of a naval mutiny and the resulting street demonstration, the film's grand visual scope and groundbreaking editing techniques taught a whole new language to filmmakers worldwide. And if you've seen Brian De Palma's The Untouchables or Terry Gilliam's Brazil, you owe it to yourself to check out the famous Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin.
Following the success of a screening of Metropolis last year, Battleship Potemkin will be shown accompanied by live music, performed by Lukas Pearse, Tim Crofts, Geordie Haley and Douglas Cameron. There will be a $5 suggested donation at the door.
Here's the trailer:
The screening marks the launch of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, running April 10-14, and is presented by the University of King’s College History of Science and Technology Society, Foreign Film Society, and History of Science and Technology program, as well as the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival and the Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster. A small reception will follow the screening.