Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, January 12, 2013

(USSR/1925—directed by Sergei Eisenstein)

Sergei Eisenstein’s first feature film – the saga of a labor strike in a rural Russian factory – is a true bolt of cinematic lightning and one of the most stunning debuts in movie history. Commissioned by the Soviet government to commemorate the first, failed Bolshevik Revolution, Strike is the story of a 1912 strike at a metal works factory whose workers have been bullied and humiliated by the plant management. Though the workers mount a peaceful strike, the Czar’s violent response results in havoc depicted through brilliantly innovative editing techniques that would immediately catapult Eisenstein into the pantheon of the world’s cinematic artists. Presented in conjunction with the DIA’s exhibition, Fabergé: The Rise and Fall. (88 min.)
Saturday, January 12 at 4:00 PM
Special funding provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Admission to this show is free for DIA members.