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"Battleship Potemkin" (1925)
  • January 26, 2018
  • Weinberg Center for the Arts
  • 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-600-2828
  • 8:00 PM
  • $7 - Adult
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    A dramatized version of a 1905 mutiny at sea, this film experimented with the influence of propaganda on political thought. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!

    Based on historical events, a riot at the battleship Potemkin occurs in 1905 inspired by the ongoing revolution against the Russian imperialist government. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner spirals into a full-blown riot, pitting crewmen against officers. The sailors’ riot spills overboard and brings the revolution to their home port in Odessa.