Music Box Blog - Entries by Meghan

Battleship Potemkin at The Music Box Theatre

by Meghan Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, 12:03pm

On March 4th, The Music Box Theatre started showing Battleship Potemkin with a fully restored 35mm print and the original orchestral score by Meisel.

The story of The Battleship Potemkin is based in reality, as the crew of the real battleship of the same name rebelled against their oppressive Tsarist officers. The mutiny on the ship coincided with the Russian Revolution of 1905 and helped usher in the Russian Revolution of 1917. The film itself does not shy away from themes of revolution and political upheaval, and does not hide its nature as a propaganda film. Does this dampen its place in film history? Not at all!

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