As the Centenary of the Russian Revolution approaches, Kino Klassika Foundation hosted a gala screening of Vsevolod Pudovkin’s masterpiece, The End of St Petersburg (1927) at the Electric Cinema in partnership with Fabergé. The screening launches a season of films and events titled ‘A WORLD TO WIN: A Century of Revolution on Screen’ to mark the Russian Revolution centenary next year. The screening was introduced by famed Petersburg historian Professor Catriona Kelly.
Kino Klassika supports the eagerly awaited publication of Eisenstein Works on Paper, the first comprehensive study of the extensive yet rarely seen graphic works of Sergei Eisenstein. This monograph of over 400 drawings traces Eisenstein’s development as draftsman from early childhood sketches, to later designs for theatre and film sets to the abstract and experimental works of his late career.
SINGLE EVENT | Screenings
| Thursday, Oct 26th, 2017
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Kino Klassika presents Sergei Eisenstein’s 1928 film masterpiece, October, which recreates the events of October 1917. This British premiere gives us an opportunity to see the film accompanied by music originally composed by Edmund Meisel with the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Frank Strobel.
PROGRAM | Screenings
| Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 – Thursday, Oct 26th, 2017
Marx proclaimed that throwing off its chains, the proleteriat had a world to win. Kino Klassika will host a season of screenings, talks and events with Regent Street Cinema to mark the centenary of the October Revolution. The season opens with Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, the iconic film the revolution inspired, and goes on to examine a century of revolution on film.