- Dziga Vertov
This film is not only Vertov’s masterpiece and final film of the silent era, it is a work which notably exemplifies the montage aesthetic of the Soviet avant-garde of the twenties. A city symphony filmed in Moscow and Odessa, the film is a continually shifting kaleidoscope of breathtaking imagery that captures the spirit of Russian life at that time. “The visual rhymes and perceptual jokes are so intricately cross-referenced that the placement of each shot involves multiple chains of meaning. A kind of visual Ulysses.” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice) Shown in a new digital restoration.
Cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts, College of AAP, Dept of Music, Dept of Performing and Media Arts, Institute for German Cultural Studies, Dept of German Studies and the Wharton Studio Museum.