Battleship Potemkin, sometimes rendered as Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers. Battleship Potemkin was named the greatest film of all time at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. The film was banned in several countries out of fear of possibly inciting Communist revolutions.
The Silenced Films Series, co-presented by Jacob Burns Film Center, features screenings of international films banned or censored around the world. Battleship Potemkin will be shown on Thursday, August 4, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent (318 Sampsonia Way). For more information, visit the Silenced Films: Battleship Potemkin event page, call 412-323-0278, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This free event is BYOB.