Man with a Movie Camera featuring Montopolis
SPONSORED BY KOOP RADIO 91.7 FM and HYPERREAL FILM CLUB An experimental 1929 silent documentary film presenting urban life in Moscow and Ukrainian cities with a live musical score performed by Montopolis.
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2022, 8:00 PM
Feels So Good, 211 E Alpine Rd Ste 700A, Austin, TX 78704, USA
About the Event
The Montopolis score to Man with a Movie Camera will be performed live at this unique venue, the only Austin performance on a national tour by the group. Tickets are general admission so arrive early if you can. There are a variety of seating options from cozy couches to comfy chairs.
Revered as a visual masterpiece and one of the greatest documentaries ever made, the film gives historical context to the current Russian invasion and lays bare the costs of the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. Composer Justin Sherburn’s joyful original score celebrates the beauty and resilience of Ukraine’s people and aims to inspire American audiences to support the country in its time of need
Vertov's feature film, produced by the film studio VUFKU, presents urban life in Moscow and the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Odesa during the late-1920s. It has no actors. From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life. To the extent that it can be said to have "characters", they are the cameramen of the title, the film editor, and the modern Soviet Union they discover and present in the film.
Man with a Movie Camera is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invented, employed or developed, such as multiple exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, match cuts, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, reversed footage, stop motion animations and self-reflexive visuals (at one point it features a split-screen tracking shot; the sides have opposite Dutch angles).
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