April 06, 2018, 7:00 p.m.–July 04, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Dziga Vertov: Film Eye and Film Ear

IU Cinema

The Russian/Soviet director Dziga Vertov is without question one of the most important documentary filmmakers in history. He was committed to artistic experimentation and the use of nonfiction images and yet was a rigid supporter of Soviet policies and a fierce proponent of montage editing. He was also a difficult, opinionated, occasionally irascible artist, who consistently worked as part of a collective. This series focuses on his celebrated silent and sound films, highlighting his aesthetic and methodological innovations. John MacKay, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Film Studies at Yale University, will provide introductory remarks for screenings of Man with a Movie Camera (screened with live piano accompaniment) on April 6, 7:00 p.m. and Enthusiasm (Symphony of the Donbas) on April 7, 3:00 p.m. This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This series is sponsored by the Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Russian and East European Institute, the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, The Media School, Cinema and Media Studies, and IU Cinema.

Three additional Vertov films will be screened prior to this event:

Additional Dziga Vertov Films:

A Sixth Part of the World*
(1926) Directed by Dziga Vertov
March 21 – Wednesday – 7:30 p.m.

Stride Soviet*
(1926) Directed by Dziga Vertov
March 28 – Wednesday – 7:30 p.m.

Three Songs of Lenin* 
(1934) Directed by Dziga Vertov
April 11 – Wednesday – 7:30 p.m. *Screenings take place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library.
Free, but reservations required: http://iub.libcal.com/calendar/screening-room.

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