ART & CINEMA CALL OF THE AVANT-GARDE

Date: 
Ended
Location: 
Cinema Nova
Event category: 
Art
Admission: 
Adult $40 / Concession $35
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Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill at Cinema Nova, with an introduction by Heide curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding.

Tickets include admission to Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art at Heide.

Battleship Potemkin
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
68 minutes

A technical masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin is Soviet cinema at its finest, and its montage editing techniques remain influential to this day. Fed up with the extreme cruelties of their officers and their maggot-ridden meat rations, the sailors of Battleship Potemkin stage a violent mutiny. This, in turn, sparks an abortive citizens' revolt against the Czarist regime. The film's centrepiece is staged on the Odessa Steps and is often cited as the most famous sequence ever filmed.

Man with a Movie Camera
Director: Dziga Vertov
68 minutes

Vertov's experimental 1929 silent documentary presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. It has no actors. From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life. This unabashedly avant-garde film was largely dismissed on its initial release in 1929, but has since been recognised as one of the best documentaries of all time.