The Heart of the World: Masterpieces of Soviet Silent Cinema

September 28 — October 31

We mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution with this thrilling survey of one of the Golden Ages of world cinema, from revolutionary classics like Battleship Potemkin and Mother to risqué romantic comedies, psychological thrillers, and pioneering sci-fi epics.

The following Soviet Silent Cinema screenings will feature live instrumental accompaniment:

  • Man with a Movie Camera accompanied by Spectrum Percussion Quartet (September 29)
  • Earth accompanied by William O'Meara (October 1)
  • The Girl with the Hatbox accompanied by William O'Meara (October 8)
  • By the Law accompanied by Marilyn Lerner (October 15)
  • The End of St. Petersburg preceded by Chess Fever accompanied by Marilyn Lerner (October 28)
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The Poetry of Apocalypse: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

November 9 — 30

The first Toronto retrospective in 15 years devoted to the greatest postwar Soviet filmmaker, whose stark yet sumptuous, elemental yet metaphysical masterpieces placed him amongst the “poet geniuses” of the cinema.

On November 14, join us for a screening of Tarkovsky’s mesmerizing sci-fi epic Stalker, preceded by a talk by Robert Bird, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago.

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