Aug 19, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1SB|
|Contact Name||Alice Hutchings|
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Please come along and get comfy with your own drinks and snacks. Guests are welcome. This event is entirely FREE and will likely finish with a visit to a nearby pub after the film. Capacity is 80 people.
Synopsis: An experimental 1929 silent documentary film with no story and no actors, directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife, Elizaveta Svilova. The film presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life. This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations and a self-reflexive style (at one point it features a split screen tracking shot; the sides have opposite Dutch angles).