Russian Revolution Week!

Please come check out the awesomness that will be hitting the UofG this week:russian film fest2

Russian Revolution Week

NOV 10-12 – UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH – MACKINNON ROOM 313
Revolutionary movies and revolutionary discussion!!!
This beginning of November marks the 92nd anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Come find out about the Russian Revolution and its impact with a specific focus on Soviet culture and film.
3 films by Sergei Eisenstein; the revolutionary Soviet Russian film director.

Tuesday, 5:30THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN – (1925) a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. Named the greatest film of all time at the World’s Fair at Brussels, Belgium, in 1958.
Discussion: “What is the relevance of the Russian Revolution today?”

Wednesday, 5:30 OCTOBER – (1927) a dramatization praising the 1917 October Revolution. Based on John Reed’s book “Ten Days That Shook the World”.
Discussion: “What is the relevance of the Russian Revolution today?”

Thursday, 7:00ALEXANDER NEVSKY (1938) depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by the Russian people. The film is also a reflection of Soviet society and international relations at the time that it was made.
Discussion: “Was ‘Stalinism’ the logical outcome of the Russian Revolution?”

Each film will be presented with a discussion led by Amir Locker-Biletzki (PhD candidate in History).

Here’s a taste!

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