Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein) and Drifters (John Grierson): A Celebration of the Historic 1929 Screening by the Film Society
Part of the TORCH Britain and the Soviet Union: Early Cultural Encounters Network events

The final event of our ‘Britain and the Soviet Union: Early Cultural Encounters’ Network is a recreation of one of the most important events in the history of British film: the Film Society’s screening of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and John Grierson’s Drifters on 10 November 1929.

The screening will take place at the Ultimate Picture Palace. We’re delighted that it will be introduced by Professor Emma Widdis (University of Cambridge) and Professor Jo Fox (School of Advanced Study, University of London), who bring expertise in Eisenstein’s and Grierson’s work.

The programme will begin at 5:30pm and finish at 8:30pm. The bar will be open from 5:00pm.
Date: 27 February 2024, 17:30 (Tuesday, 7th week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1BN
Speakers: Speaker to be announced
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: £3
Audience: Public
Editor: Krisztina Lugosi