Newly restored print courtesy of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Man with a Movie Camera (U.S.S.R., 1929)

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
February 25, 2012 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
Jan-Christopher Horak, director, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

West Coast Premiere!

Directed by Dziga Vertov

The Archive is please to present the West Coast premiere of the EYE Film Institute Netherland’s definitive new restoration of Man with a Movie Camera, which preserves the original full-frame image of cameraman Mikhail Kaufman’s dazzling Constructivist compositions. A breathtaking and witty vision of cosmopolitan life in Moscow and Odessa, Man with a Movie Camera remains among the most radical, and imitated, films in cinema history.

Screenwriter: Dziga Vertov. Cinematographer: Mikhail Kaufman.

35mm, b/w, silent w/ Russian intertitles and English subtitles, 67 min.

Musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick.