The Hoffman Center’s Manzanita Film Series will present the ground-breaking 1929 Russian documentary film “Man with a Movie Camera” Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $7. Refreshments will be available.
Written and directed by Dziga Vertov, the work documents urban life in the early Soviet Union. “This playful film 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,” said commentator George S. Davis. “The film anticipates many of the techniques used (over) 50 years later in Koyaanisqatsi (1982).”
“The Cinematic Orchestra,” a British electronic/jazz group, created a soundtrack for the film.
Film Series leader Jonathan Feder will offer commentary before and after the presentation.
The Hoffman Center is located at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.