1929, USSR, Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
with live, improvised score by Jonny Best Piano (piano) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion)
Experience one of the classics of Soviet cinema on the big screen and with a specially created live musical score.
Eisenstein’s epic dramatisation of the 1905 mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin is regularly listed as one of the greatest films of all time. A tense, action-filled drama, this taught 75 minute film is assembled frm more than 13,000 individual shots, demonstrating Eisenstein’s view that editing is the fundamental essential of film. The famous Odessa Steps sequence has been hugely influential with directors such as Terry Gilliam, Woody Allen and Brian De Palma all paying homage to it in their films.
‘If you only ever see one silent, this is the one it should be. A masterpiece.’ (Empire)
Battleship Potemkin (6pm) double bills with The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (8pm). Tickets are £9 for one film or £15 for the double-bill. Both films have live scores.