Strike, the Inaugural Screening of Yale’s the Red Century

Strike - RED CENTURY: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION ON FILM SCREENING
September 11, 2017

Sergei Eisenstein’s

STRIKE

(Стачка, 1924)

WITH LIVE MUSIC BY THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA!

September 23, 7 pm in the

WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER AUDITORIUM

53 Wall St, New Haven

Free and open to the public

The inaugural screening of Yale’s year-long series

RED CENTURY: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION ON FILM

One of the truly legendary feature debuts in the history of cinema - Eisenstein was only 26 when he directed it - and the spark that exploded into the great tradition of militant labor films, STRIKE at once takes us back to the colossal workers’ revolts in Russia at the turn of the century, and looks forward to the dazzling and still-startling achievements of the Soviet cinematic avant-garde.

Introduction by John MacKay, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film and Media Studies, Yale    Sponsored by the Russian Studies Program; European Studies Council; MacMillan Center;                   Whitney Humanities Center; the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund