Directed by Dziga Vertov
Not Rated, 68 minutes
Silent with English intertitles
Considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, this dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing people of the city at work and at play. Vertov's first full-length film employs all the cinematic techniques at the director's disposal -- dissolves, split-screens, slow-motion, and freeze-frames -- to produce a work that is exhilarating and intellectually brilliant.