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Man with a Movie Camera

Chelovek s kino-apparatom

1929, Dziga Vertov, USSR, 68 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 13th 3:45pm
  • Tue, Sep 17th 6:00pm

The apotheosis of the “City Film” movement of the late 1920s-early 1930s, MAN creates a composite City out of three cities (Moscow, Kiev, Odessa), starting in the dormant dawn and continuing into the sports-filled afternoon, before the chronological sequence breaks down in an ecstatic finale. One of the most dazzlingly edited films ever made, MAN is a statement on both the city and the act of filmmaking, the latter evoked in self-referential tropes that are playful and profound. Voted the greatest documentary of all time in a 2014 Sight and Sound poll. DCP digital. Silent film with prerecorded score (Alloy Orchestra) on Fri.; live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin on Tue. (MR)

Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin on Tuesday (9/17).

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