Friday, April 2, 2010

Battleship Potemkin screening with Orchestra!

Eisenstein's 1925 silent masterpiece The Battleship Potemkin is screening at the Registry Theatre (122 Frederick st, in Kitchener) on April 15th at 8 pm, the witching hour. It'll be presented with a live soundtrack by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic, and tickets are $15 in advance or $10 at the door if you bring a donation for the food bank with you.

This is the film with the famous 'Odessa Steps sequence' that has been referenced time and time again in cinema and television, where an occupied baby carriage rolls treacherously down a flight of stairs as people look on in horror. And the civilian massacre put on by the Cossacks probably can't be helping.

So lend a hand to the common man and take in the finest piece of Russian propaganda ever created, you damn redniks! You ate my children and I'll have my revenge.