Aelita Queen of Mars
Wed, September 12, 2007 • 7:00 PM • GRG 102
Aelita tells of three Russians--an engineer, a soldier, and a detective--who fly to Mars and become involved in a revolutionary uprising among the Martian people. Aelita is equally fascinating, though rarely cited, for its detailed look at life in the U.S.S.R.: housing shortages and residual class conflicts are revealed to play havoc on personal lives. It is this that our satirically neurotic heroes attempt to escape. But, on Mars, technology itself has become the instrument for disenfranchising
All films in the CREEES Russian Science Fiction Film Series are free and open to the public. Screenings are Wednesday at 7pm in GRG 102 (Geography Building, corner of 24th and Whitis).
All films have English subtitles.