Faculty-Staff Digest - (01/23/2013
Can We Listen to Symphonies with Our Eyes? Early Soviet Sound Cinema and Censorship
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sills Hall, Room 117
Russian Department research associate Jana Klenhova Rogoff (Humboldt University, Berlin), a specialist in early Russian cinema, will speak on the first Russian "talkies." "Can We Listen to Symphonies with Our Eyes? Early Soviet Sound Cinema and Censorship", focuses on the career of avant-garde film maker Mikhail Tsekhanovsky, who ran afoul of the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, only to be rediscovered in the 21st century. Ms. Rogoff will screen two of Tsekahnovsky's short experimental sound films, one of which was recently found unexpectedly in a Prague archive, and she is one of the first scholars in the world to study it.
This event is co-sponsored by the Russian Department, the Department of Film Studies, and faculty of Eurasian & East European Studies Program, and is open to the public free of charge.