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Film Matinee: Safety Last! (1923) and The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Film Matinee: Safety Last! (1923) and The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Date & Time

April 11, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us to watch famous films Safety Last (1923) and The Battleship Potemkin (1925), introduced by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

Safety Last! (1923)

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor

Written by Hal Roach, Sam Taylor and Tim Whelan

Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis and Bill

Action | Comedy | Thriller | 1 hr 14 min

Safety Last! is a 1923 American silent romantic-comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent-film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. The film was highly successful and critically hailed, and it cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It is still popular at revivals, and it is viewed today as one of the great film comedies. (Wikipedia)

Thoroughly appealing to adults and children of all ages. (Peter Rainey)

The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Written by Nina Agadzhanova, Sergei Eisenstein and Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Starring Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Vladimir Barskiy and Vladimir Barskiy

Drama | History | Thriller | War | 1 hr 15 min

Battleship Potemkin (Russian: Броненосец «Потёмкин», tr. Bronenosets Potyomkin), sometimes rendered as Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 Soviet silent epic film produced by Mosfilm. Directed and co-written by Sergei Eisenstein, it presents a dramatization of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against its officers.

In 1958, the film was voted on Brussels 12 list at the 1958 World Expo. Battleship Potemkin is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. In the most recent Sight and Sound critics’ poll in 2022, it was voted the fifty-fourth-greatest film of all time, and it had been placed in the top 10 in many previous editions. (Wikipedia)

Film Introduction & Closing Remarks

The screening will include an introduction and closing remarks by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

This event will be held in person at the Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Event program:

1:30pm – Introduction

1:50pm Safety Last! (1923)

Short break

3:30pm – The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

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Date & Time

April 11, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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