Directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg. The events of the 1871 Paris Commune are seen through the eyes of a French department store clerk in this great, incandescent Soviet silent film that will be shown with a recording of Dmitri Shostakovich's original orchestral score. Shown as part of The Cleveland Orchestra's festival “Fate and Freedom: Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich.” At 6:30, before the movie, CMA Curator of Film John Ewing will discuss politics, music, and cinema with composer/music journalist Frank J. Oteri. Dr. James Krukones of John Carroll University will moderate. Special thanks to Nina Goslar, ZDF/Arte and Miles Feinberg, G. Schirmer, Inc.
USSR, 1929, subtitles, b&w, Blu-ray, 93 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).