Nov 15 – POTOMOK CHINGIS-KHAN [silent film accompaniment]

When: Friday, November 15th at 1:30PM
What: POTOMOK CHINGIS-KHAN (Storm over Asia)

1928. USSR. Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. Screenplay by Osip Brik, based on the story by I. Novokshonov. With Boris Barnet, Valeri Inkizhinov, Ann Sudakevich. 35mm. Silent, with musical accompaniment. English main and intertitles. Approx. 74 min.
This program accompanies Modern Matinees: Iris Barry’s History of Film

Though this film was not actually included in Iris Barry’s 1935 programs, she notes the following in the text supporting Series VII, Program 4: “When Pudovkin was four his family moved to Moscow, where all his schooling took place. He said he took no interest in the silly cinema until Kuleshov, whom he met in 1920, took him to see Intolerance. In 1920 the First State School of Cinematography was opened by the Commissariat of Education under the direction of Vladimir Gardin. Pudovkin joined the school and became whole-heartedly absorbed in his new studies.” Observing the editing in Storm over Asia, Barry calls it a “technical tour-de-force.”

Where: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 at the Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M

Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for children under 16 & Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. The price of a film admission ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket or MoMA membership within 30 days.