AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS (Soviet Union, 1924)
Saturday, July 11
9:45pm AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS
Directed by Yakov Protazanov (Soviet Union, 1924)
Cast: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli
Like a delirious marriage of Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS and a BUCK ROGERS serial, AELITA is an incandescent example of early futurist Soviet cinema. The film starts on Earth where a dreamy inventor (Nikolai Tseretelli) kills his wife in a fit of jealous rage, and flees in a rocket ship to Marswhere bored, libidinous Queen Aelita (Yulia Solntseva) has been keeping an eye on him via interplanetary telescope.
In Russian with English subtitles
The set designs and costumes alone are worth the price of admission, but add live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer byDENNIS JAMES and Foley Artist, Mark Goldstein on the Buchla Lightning and you have an event that must not be missed!
35mm print from Walker Art Center. Feature runs approximately 122 minutes.
Co-Presented byMiDNiTES FOR MANiACS
General $14/Member $12
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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