Detroit Film Theatre


DFT 101: THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN

Saturday, March 26, 2011

4:00 PM

(USSR/1925—directed by Sergei Eisenstein)

Eisenstein’s brilliant depiction of a 1905 mutiny over intolerable shipboard conditions – one which sparked more and more uprisings, culminating finally in the Russian Revolution – burst like a thunderbolt upon the cinematic world, virtually reinventing the art of film editing and redefining its power to overwhelm audiences. Now, for the first time in decades, a definitive restoration of Eisenstein’s classic can be seen on the big screen, complete with dozens of restored shots and intertitles, as well a newly recorded version of Edmund Meisel’s rich, original orchestral score. This Potemkin is a film as close to its creator’s original vision as has been seen since its Moscow premiere. (70 min.)

“For visual and aural quality, this restoration is the one to beat.” –Dave Kehr, The New York Times

Admission to all films in the DFT 101 series is free to DIA members or with paid Museum admission. A special $5 matinee price applies to all others.