Eisenstein, the AFI Film Festival presents the recently restored
version of BATILESHIP POTEMKIN, featuring formerly excised
footage. Undeniably one of the greatest films in cinematic
history, BATILESHIP POTEMKIN effectively portrays the horrors
of the failed Russian Revolution of 1905. Besides its social
significance, this film is arguably the seminal film for modern
film editing techniques. All of Eisenstein's early experiments on
the psychological effects and responses elicited through editing
culminate in this film, most specifically in the brilliant and
revered "Odessa Steps" sequence. This remarkable film has
influenced and shaped filmmakers of every generation.
AFI Fest '98 is proud to screen this groundbreaking epic, with a
newly composed live score by Tryptich accompanying this
historical film. Tryptich are Paul Cantelon on piano, Lili Hayden
on violin, Martin Tillman on cello, Chad Smith (of the Red Hot
Chili Peppers) on drums.
Tryptich would like to thank Lance from the Troubador, Peggy
McAffee, Lotus Weinstock, God, Lee Cantela, Angelon Cluskey,
The Tillman Family, Barbara Hutson.
Sound mixer/Tech: Johnny Ferrel