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7 – 9PM  Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty – RED CENTURY: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION ON FILM SCREENING

FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY (directed by Esfir Shub, 1927)
The first independent work of Esfir Shub, Soviet female director and a pioneer of compilation film, Fall of the Romanov Dynasty shows tsarist Russia in the years prior to the Bolshevik revolution. Made entirely of old newsreel footage, the film employs montage to expose the decay of the old regime and escalating class struggle. WITH LIVE MUSIC BY SILENT FILM PIANIST DONALD SOSIN!
Introduction by Anastasia Kostina, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film and Media Studies, Yale

Sponsor: Russian Studies Program; European Studies Council; MacMillan Center
Contact Information: European Studies Council, european.studies@yale.edu

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