Man with a Movie Camera

Poster for Man with a Movie Camera

Winter 2009 Special Presentations series

Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Dziga Vertov

Screenplay by Dziga Vertov


Rated NR · 1h 0m
Soviet Union

This playful film(Chelovek s kino-apparatom in Russian) is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented. We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting!

This Film Event is sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre New Music in New Places project. James Fogarty, Robert Drisdelle, Denis Callaghan, Lukus Uhlman and Carmen Braden have composed music for Dziga Vertov’s silent film.