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Paul Strand Film Series

Que Viva Mexico

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Saturday 11/22
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
FREE Members of IHP or Phila Museum of Art

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dir. Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union/Mexico, 1932/1979, video, b/w, 90 min.

Paul Strand was a great admirer of Eisenstein’s films. In 1935 he traveled to the Soviet Union, where he showed Eisenstein prints of Redes and devised plans (never realized) to collaborate with him on a film project. Strand’s indebtedness to Eisenstein’s film technique is most apparent in a comparison of their two Mexican films: Strand’s Redes and Eisenstein’s never-completed cinematic masterpiece, Que Viva Mexico!

This screening is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photograph, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 21, 2014 to January 4, 2015.