Saturday, November 9 - Maggots and Men

9:30pm doors/10:00 pm show

Skype Q & A with Cary Cronenwett Moderated by author Erick Lyle

In Cronenwett's beautifully shot feature length debut, the brief, and hopeful life of the Kronstadt Uprising of the early Soviet period is wonderfully reimagined as an anarchist, queer and transgendered Utopia. This movie deploys an arsenal of techniques including Montage (invented by the soviets), the bold, unconventional cinematography of the silent era, and a Russian soundtrack replete with Brechtian musical numbers. Written, filmed, and collectively designed by an ensemble cast of San Francisco punks, artists and activists during that city's era of Dot Com Boom displacement, this story of a true revolution based on love and mutual aid poignantly embodies the values of the Kronstadt sailors.The Kronstadt Uprising was against the heavy-handed Bolshevik authorities who they believed had betrayed the still young Russian Revolution's promise of freedom. “The artist's identification with their subject is so complete here that audiences can only imagine both the actors and the characters they portray forced to ask themselves the same question: 'Should we stay and fight? Or flee over the ice?!?'” - Erick Lyle

Maggots and Men / 2009 / US / Russian with English subtitles/ 53 minutes / Digibeta / Director: Cary Cronenwett / Print Source: Cary Cronenwett

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Skype Q & A with Cary Cronenwett Moderated by author Erick Lyle
Day of show tickets available at the Box Office, opens before show 9:30pm doors/10:00pm show
$10 General Admission $7 OFS Members $4 Kids (12 and under)