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Tyneside Cinema – What’s Left, a Programme of films and events marking the Legacy of the Russian Revolution, including the film October
29 September 2017 - 7 October 2017
The Tyneside Cinema has a programme of films and events to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. It’s called What’s Left and it can be found here. The programme has a focus on the influence on the October Revolution and other revolutions over the last 100 years as well as the impact of technology and social media.
The opening event on Friday 29 September will be a special 35mm screening of October, Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov’s sweeping silent classic that was produced in 1927 for the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution. Shot on the actual locations of the events of 1917, Eisenstein’s October is an artistic tour de force unparalleled in the Soviet cinema of its time. Filmed at the time of major political changes, when the legacy of 1917 was undergoing Stalinist transformation, the film’s auteurism and its exalted vision of the Revolution led to its mixed reception in the new political climate and to its discreet shelving in 1933.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Dušan Radunović (Durham University) and it will feature a live piano score performed by pianist and founder and artistic director of the Ives Ensemble John Snijders. John is Reader in Performance in the Department of Music at Durham University.