IU CINEMA: Battleship Potemkin

  • August 26, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:06 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Curated by IU President Michael A. McRobbie.

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin in 1905, the ship’s loyal crew seizes control of the ship, and the revolt becomes the rallying point for a Russian populace controlled by the Czar’s Cossacks. When ruthless Russian cavalry arrives to crush the rebellion on the Odessa Steps, the most famous film sequence in cinema history is born. This 2005 restoration returned Eisenstein’s masterwork to a form close to its triumphant 1925 Moscow premiere. Silent film with English intertitles. Contains mature content.

Not rated | 1925 | 2K DCP
Drama Silent
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein
Free, but ticketed
President’s Choice: Sergei M. Eisenstein

IU CINEMA: Battleship Potemkin