Red Revolution
Soviet Gems

November 7 - 30, 2017

                                                                                                                                            “The art of cinema is the most important of all arts for us today!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lenin

Pera Film is saluting the Bolshevik Revolution Centenary with a special program titled Red Revolution: Soviet Gems. The program brings together seven black and white, classic films from the cinema of the Soviet Union. The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the 20th century. The revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian Imperial rule. During the revolution, the Bolsheviks, led by leftist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, seized power and destroyed the tradition of Czarist rule. The Bolsheviks would later become the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. On November 6 and 7, 1917 (or October 24 and 25 on the Julian calendar, which is why the event is often referred to as the October Revolution), leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a coup d’état against the Duma’s provisional government. The provisional government had been assembled by a group of leaders from Russia’s bourgeois capitalist class. Lenin instead called for a Soviet government that would be ruled directly by councils of soldiers, peasants and workers. Lenin now proclaimed a new government of Russia, by the Soviets. The Congress of Soviets met and endorsed the action of the Bolsheviks. The Bolshevik Revolution was now a fact.

Red Revolution: Soviet Gems celebrates the work of Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Kalatozov, Lev Kuleshov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Yakov Protazanov. From early dramas, comedies and melodramas to the emergence of the avant-garde in the 1920s, and 1930s, this program explores encaptivating cinematic treasures!

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

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November 7

19:00 Man with a Movie Camera

November 8

19:00 Alone

November 10

17:00 Earth

November 11

16:00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

18:00 Happiness

November 19

13:00 Salt for Svanetia

November 21

19:00 The Tailor From Torzhok

November 22

17:00 Happiness

November 24

17:00 Alone

19:00 Man with a Movie Camera

November 28

15:00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

16:00 Salt for Svanetia

November 30

17:00 The Tailor From Torzhok

19:00 Earth

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

The Tailor From Torzhok

The Tailor From Torzhok

Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera

Earth

Earth

Salt for Svanetia

Salt for Svanetia

Alone

Alone

Happiness

Happiness

Program Trailer

Red Revolution
Soviet Gems

Program celebrates the work of Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Kalatozov, Lev Kuleshov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Yakov Protazanov. From early dramas, comedies and melodramas to the emergence of the avant-garde in the 1920s, and 1930s, this program explores encaptivating cinematic treasures!

Chlebowski’s Sultan

Chlebowski’s Sultan

This is one of Stanisław Chlebowski’s larger canvasses dealing with themes other than battles; only Ottoman Life at the Sweet Waters now at the Istanbul Military Museum can compare with it in size.

Soothsayer Serenades I Beautiful People by Sarp Dakni

Soothsayer Serenades I Beautiful People by Sarp Dakni

Today we are thrilled to present the second playlist of Amrita Hepi’s Soothsayer Serenades series as part of the Notes for Tomorrow exhibition. 

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, on January 1st. He was the first son of Muhammed Berber and Sadika Berber, a well-known weaver and embroiderer. A year later, the family moved to Banja Luka after the city had suffered damage from the World War II.