53 Wall Street, Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
The The Russian Studies Program; European Studies Council; MacMillan Center; Whitney Humanities Center; the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund present a screening:
“Storm Over Asia” directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1928.
With Live music by silent film pianist Donald Sosin. Introduction by John MacKay, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film and Media Studies, Yale University.
A completely sui generis blend of revolutionary epic, satirical comedy and ethnography, Pudovkin’s extraordinary film tells the story of a Mongol trapper (played by Valery Inkizhinov in one of the most unforgettable performances of the silent era) who moves from persecuted colonial subject to puppet monarch of Mongolia to revolutionary leader.