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First-Year Seminar Presents

Monday, March 28, 2016
Sergei Eistenstein's Battleship Potemkin
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Introduction by Professor Richard Suchenski
The 1905 mutiny on board the Battleship Potemkin is regarded as one of the key events leading up to the 1917 Russian Revolution. Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterful portrayal of the mutiny has remained one of the most influential silent films for almost a century.
Professor Suchenski’s pre-screening talk will address the principles and development of cinematic montage, the revitalization of tradition within modernist artistic practice, and the relationship between art and politics.
Richard I. Suchenski is the Founder and Director of the Center for Moving Image Arts (CMIA) and Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College. He is the author of Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film (Oxford University Press, 2016), the editor of Hou Hsiao-hsien (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press, 2014), and a contributor to many books and journals, including Artforum, The Moving Image, Viewing Platform: Perspectives on the Panorama (Yale University Press, 2016), and Robert Bresson (Indiana University Press, 2012). In addition to year-round CMIA programs, he has curated film series covering periods from the silent era to the present at institutions such as the National Gallery of Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, Austrian Film Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, George Eastman House, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque, British Film Institute, National Museum of Singapore, and Yale University.

For more information, call 845-758-7490.

Time: 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater