Film: Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • Theatre 1, Plymouth University

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The flagship event of the Peninsula Arts Revolutions film programme.

Eisenstein’s hugely influential masterpiece and one of the most famous silent films ever made will be accompanied by a new live score created and performed by The Imperfect Orchestra, an eclectic ensemble of musicians who mix classical and modern instruments.

This 1925 Soviet classic is one of the most famous silent films ever made. Focusing on the naval mutiny of the failed 1905 Soviet Revolution, the ‘Odessa Steps’ sequence is still recognised as one of the most important, innovative and inflammatory scenes created in cinema and remains as shocking and provocative as when it was first screened.

The Imperfect Orchestra, formed in 2013, is an eclectic ensemble of musicians whose aim is to bring the experience of live music accompaniment to film and many other visual art forms. The Imperfect Orchestra mixes classical and modern instruments, writing original scores and soundtracks inspired by a wide range of musical genres, in collaboration with filmmakers and visual artists.

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Cast. Aleksandr Antonov, Grigori Aleksandrov, Vladimir Barsky, Beatrice Vitoldi, Julia Eisenstein.
Running time: 66 mins
Cert: PG

Date: Saturday 11 November
Time: 19:00
Location: Theatre 1, Plymouth University

£6/£4.20/Friends free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA.

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Peninsula Arts 'Revolutions' Season: The Silent Revolution

One of the most famous silent films ever made, Battleship Potemkin, headlines the film programme this season. Depicting the 1905 Soviet Revolution, it is in itself a revolutionary piece of film, not only through its journey from Soviet propaganda and censorship, but also through the radical film techniques used by Sergei Eisenstein that have become synonymous with Soviet film-making or Kinema.

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