When: Tue., April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2017
@ WSU David Adamany Undergraduate Library Bernath Auditorium, 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit
Based on archival footage assembled over more than a decade by Herman Axelbank in the 1920s, Tsar to Lenin is an unparalleled film record of a revolution embracing millions that changed history. Narrated by Max Eastman, it premiered in 1937, receiving critical acclaim. The New York Times wrote: "An important work ... a complete, impartial and intelligent film history of the Russian revolution." The film was suppressed by Stalin’s supporters and during the Cold War, until it was purchased and re-released by the Socialist Equality Party. David North, SEP chairperson, will introduce the film and take questions afterward.