AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS
Friday, July 19–Sunday, July 21
(1924, DCP, 111m) dir Yakov Protazanov w/Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli. Los (Tsereteli) is a disillusioned and jealous husband who dreams of a proletarian Martian uprising led by Aelita. This, the Soviet Union’s earliest science fiction film, prefigured that nation’s preoccupation with the solar system—and the space race—by three decades. Digital scanning and restoration by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Live musical accompaniment by The Poor Nobodys.
FRI/SAT 7:00 SUN 3:00 5:30 $12