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Post-Thanksgiving Russian Revolution Film Screening: Tsar to Lenin

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133 Elm Street

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Tsar to Lenin is a documentary and cinematic record of the Russian Revolution, produced by Herman Axelbank. The footage was collected by Axelbank, starting in 1920. The scenes of the film were gathered from more than 100 different cameras over the course of the next thirteen years.Those behind the camera include the Tsar's royal photographer, the Tsar himself, Soviet photographers, military staff photographers of Germany, Great Britain, Japan and the United States, and others It premiered on March 6, 1937, at the Filmarte Theatre on Fifty-Eighth Street in New York City. Pioneer American radical Max Eastman (1883-1969) narrates the film. Eastman also provided Axelbank with additional footage, which included the Tsar swimming with his courtiers, nude. Eastman's narration for this sequence is, "This is the first time the world has seen a king as he really is!”




Discussion to follow screening with Jacinto Lirola.

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