Battleship Potemkin with live score

Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield

Saturday, 28 Oct 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm


Battleship Potemkin
1929, USSR, Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
with live, improvised score by Jonny Best Piano (piano) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion)

FILM 6pm
ENDS 7.15pm

Eisenstein’s epic dramatisation of the 1905 mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin is regularly cited as one of the greatest films of all time. A tense, action-filled drama, this taught 75 minute film is assembled from more than 13,000 individual shots, exemplifying Eisenstein’s view that editing (or montage) is the fundamental essential of film. The famous Odessa Steps sequence has been hugely influential with directors such as Terry Gilliam, Woody Allen and Brian De Palma all paying homage to it in their films.

Tickets £9, or £15 for the double-bill with the 8pm screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


‘It’s virtuoso technique remains dazzling’ (Philip French, Guardian)
‘If you only ever see one silent, this is the one it should be. A masterpiece.’ (Empire)


Abbeydale Picture House , 387 Abbeydale Road , Sheffield