4 September 2018
21:00–23:00

DESCRIPTION

Moscow, 1921… People start receiving strange messages from space: Martians, who have invented a telescope to watch the Earth, seem to be very interested in the life of its inhabitants. Martian queen Aelita is especially interested in an engineer named Los and his wife Natasha.

Inspired by Russian futurism, Aelita became one of the main sci-fi pictures of silent cinema and one of the first cinematic masterpieces of Soviet constructivism. Costumes for the film were designed by "the amazon of the Russian avant-garde" Aleksandra Ekster, and the architecture of the Martian city is reminiscent of the famous Tatlin’s Tower. Driven by the energy of 1917, the film paradoxically used its artistic achievements to create a bourgeois Mars of excess rejected by simple Soviet scientists. Once on the red planet, Soviet inventors start a revolution, liberate Martian workers, and create the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of Mars.  

The film will be screened to live music.

Aelita
Director Yakov Protazanov
USSR, 1924. 113 min. 16+

ABOUT THE MUSICIAN

Intourist is the personal project of a musician, producer, and media artist Zhenya Gorbunov, performer in the electric duet Interchain and guitarist with the band Glintshake. In its one year of active existence, Intourist has performed at Tallinn Music Week, SKIF, and Bol festivals, as well as at all available sites in Moscow, New Holland in Saint Petersburg, and Arma 17. This fall, the band is releasing its first album Komandirovka.

The Intourist's approach is underpinned by intuitive creativity, improvisation, and the concept of subconsciousness, which together with different members and instruments at each performance, influences each concert and makes them unlike each other.

Work on Aelita is not the first experience of voice-over work for Zhenya Gorbunov—he has previously improvised for the 1930s film Cosmic Voyage in Moscow, Minsk, and Ekaterinburg as a member of the duet Interchain. On September 4, the audience will be immersed in a two-hour classical cinema and electro acoustic improvisation experience.

GARAGE SCREEN PARTNER

tickets

Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*

 Garage Members: 175 RUB.

BUY TICKETS

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email members@garagemca.org. Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

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