Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, February 17, for the South Dakota Premiere of Eisenstein in Guanajuato.

In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino CaƱedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life. Peter Greenaway's film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of Cinema.

"An eye-opening look at one of cinema's most respected figures" -- Variety

"The sense of earth-shattering tumult, and Eisenstein's own spirit of technical experimentation, find form in interiors which warp and distort at a dizzying pace." -- The Guardian

"This historical take on Sergei Eisenstein's time in Mexico in the early thirties is a riveting joyride of color and movement." -- examiner.com

"Outrageously unconventional... Wonderfully mind-boggling" -- Variety

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop, or online at EventBrite (click button below).