AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS (Soviet Union, 1924)
The Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS (Soviet Union, 1924)
Saturday, July 11
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
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No