Film Screening: Eisenstein's Strike
When: Fri 14 Jun 2013, 18.30-20.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £7.50 / £5 concessions
Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike (USSR 1925), the story of a protest by factory workers in the Tsarist Russia of 1912 and its violent suppression, is considered a masterpiece of cinema as propaganda. This special screening includes an introduction by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College and live music from the Cabinet of Living Cinema. The score, performed with strings, guitar, dulcimer, trombone, percussion and an array of foley sound effects, features Russian and Soviet filk and classical music alongside the Cabinet's contemporary take on silent film scoring.
Ian Christie joined Birkbeck College as Professor of Film and Media History, having previously been Professor of Film Studies at the University of Kent and Visiting Lecturer in Film at Oxford University.
The Cabinet of Living Cinema is a collaboration of artists dedicated to creating living, breathing cinema experiences through live performance. They provide a platform for live cinema acts and new filmmakers as well as a chance to see rarely-seen animation and avant-garde films.
In collaboration with the BFI
Make your night even more pleasurable with a free drink at our bar. Peyton and Byrne are providing a complimentary cocktail with every ticket bought for this event. Simply show your ticket at the bar between 17.30 and 18.00 on the night.
The bar is open from 17.30 to 18.00, selling cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks