Silent Soviet documentary film, Man with a Movie Camera, is directed by Dziga Vertov and shot in 1929. With no actors, Vertov captures moments in the lives of ordinary Soviet citizens, positioning the camera as the protagonist. Considered to be one of the pioneering films of the documentary form, Vertov described fictional film as a «corrupting influence», aiming instead to represent «life as it is» and «life caught unawares.»
We will also screen Vertov's short animation Soviet Toys, a simple presentation of exploitation, and the grotesqueness of capitalism.
Unsociable Hours: A Film Club by Manchester Momentum
Dissatisfied with political events forever taking place in the evening, Manchester Momentum will be hosting this monthly film club aimed at members and supporters who do shift work or unsociable, irregular hours. We will be screening a wide variety of films from British social realism to Russian avant-garde, to contemporary political documentaries.
1pm @ Gullivers, NQ // Free entry // All Welcome