Battleship Potemkin with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ
Sun 19th May, 8pm, doors 7.30pm at the Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Price: £6/£5
Cert PG, 66 mins, 1925
Battleship Potemkin is a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. Sergei Eisenstein famously wrote Battleship Potemkin as revolutionist propaganda and to test his idea of montage, his new cinematic language, to produce a strong emotional response in the audience. The most celebrated, and parodied, sequence in the film is of the Odessa steps where a baby’s pram slowly bumps its way down the steps, intercut with harrowing images of the massacre.
A Soviet Cinema classic, Battleship Potemkin is considered to be one of the best films ever made-in 2011 Total Film said “…nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein’s masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing.”
Don’t miss this screening with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ by organist Gordon Cree. Thanks to Scottish Cinema Organ Trust(SCOT).