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Soviet History though Soviet Film Series (I): Battleship Potemkin

CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: Michael Heim, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
6:30 PM
A51 Humanities Building

Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец «Потемкин»)
Dir. Sergei Eisenstein, 1925
75 minutes
Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. Traditionally viewed as one of the most influential propaganda films of all time, it presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the battleship Potemkin rebelled against the officers of the Tsarist Regime.
Michael Henry Heim is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. He translates contemporary and classical fiction and drama from the Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian.  He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and translation prizes and served on translation juries for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the PEN American Center, and the Goethe-Institut and was a Guggenheim Fellow. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His teaching interests include translation theory and practice, Central European Literature, and Russian literature and culture.

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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