“Aelita: Queen of Mars” Free Film Screening w/ Live Piano | SF
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San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Come hear acclaimed concert pianist Frederick Hodges accompany a screening of the classic silent science fiction film, Aelita: Queen of Mars. Famous for its flamboyant constructivist Martian sets and costumes, this big budget 1924 film by Soviet director Yakov Protazanov presents the story of a young man, Los, who unexpectedly travels to Mars, falls in love with the Martian queen, and participates in a revolt of Martian workers against their overlords.
This free screening takes place at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Latino Hispanic/Room (Lower Level).
Don’t miss this exciting evening of film and live music.
In Russian with English subtitles. Live piano accompaniment and introductory remarks by Frederick Hodges. 112 minutes.
Presented as part of SFPL’s SF By the Bay celebration of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Bay Area. More info: sfpl.org/sf-by-the-bay
Categories: *Top Pick*, Movies, Theater & Performance