LaborArte silent films
'Strike' + Live music + Discussion
25 May 2017
Screening of Eisenstein's 'Strike' to live music, followed by a discussion with the musicians and film directors Inés París and Pablo Nacarino.
Entry is free until all seats have been taken. You can obtain your invitation at Conde Duque’s ticket office, from one hour prior to commencement of the show
The film describes a 1903 strike by workers at a factory in pre-Revolution Russia. It was Eisenstein’s first full-length feature film, and a year later he directed the famous Battleship Potemkin. The most famous scene in the film is the final sequence, in which Eisenstein displays his innovative editing techniques by cross-cutting the scene where the strikers are being massacred with footage of cattle being slaughtered. Another theme of the film, which is one of the most characteristic of Eisenstein’s film making style, is that of collectivism as opposed to the conventional individualism of western film.
The screening will be set to live music by an ensemble conducted by violinist and programmer Raúl Márquez, and consisting of cellist Martín Meléndez, double bassist Gerardo Ramos, percussionist Alberto Brenes and guitarist Javier Sánchez. The two latter musicians and Márquez composed and arranged this musical piece.
The activity will feed into an open discussion with the audience at the end of the film, with the participation of the musicians, along with director, filmmaker and president of CIMA (Association of Women in Film and Audiovisual Media) Inés París, plus Pablo Nacarino, also a film producer and expert in Soviet film production. This event is being run in partnership with the Russian Embassy in Spain.