Film: Aelita: Queen of Mars

Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Saturday, 2/15/2020
2:00 - 4:30
With live piano accompaniment / Sci-Fi by the Bay

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.

Hodges, who has played at film festivals around the world, will perform Aelita’s music on SFPL’s classic Steinway piano. 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.