The End of St. Petersburg @ Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge [12 October]

The End of St. Petersburg

19:00 - 21:00

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Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street, S301, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to fight in World War I. After three years, he returns ready for revolution.

Filmed to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution, End of St. Petersburg was the second feature-length effort of director V. I. Pudovkin. Utilizing many of the montage techniques popularized by his contemporary Sergei Eisenstein, Pudovkin details the fall of St. Petersburg into the hands of the Bolsheviks during the revolution. Unlike Eisenstein, Pudovkin concentrates on individuals rather than groups humanizing what might otherwise have been a prosaic historical piece.

Russian intertitles with English subtitles.


Location: CGIS South Building, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street

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