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Prints courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum.

Kino-Week, Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 21-25 (U.S.S.R., 1918);
Vertov Filmed in Person (U.S.S.R., 1922-'30);
Vertov Interviews (U.S.S.R., post-1935)

March 3, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Margarita Nafpaktitis, UCLA Slavic and East European Studies.

Directed by Dziga Vertov

The 43 issues of Kino-Week made between May 1918 and June 1919 are a priceless record of daily life during a period of civil war and violent upheaval that brought about famine, peasant mutinies and the Soviet government’s “Red Terror” policy. Included in this program are images of Lenin and Trotsky reviewing the Red Army in Red Square and the wildly triumphant commemoration of the centenary of Karl Marx’s birth.

35mm, b/w, silent w/ Russian and Norwegian intertitles presented with live English translation, 16 fps, 72 min.

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Print courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum

Vertov Filmed in Person (U.S.S.R., 1922-'30)

A compilation of outtakes and excerpts from films in which Vertov appears. Kino-Pravda Nos. 8 and 17 are among the sources.

Editor: Elizaveta Svilova.

35mm, b/w, silent, 20 fps, 1 min.

Print courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum

Vertov Interviews (U.S.S.R., post-1935)

A compilation of documentary shots featuring Vertov, possibly edited by Elizaveta Svilova, including an interview that was probably conducted at the 1935 Moscow Film Festival.

35mm, b/w, silent, 20 fps, 1 min.