Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, with an original score performed by the West Philadelphia Orchestra.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 8:00pm

Venue: 
The Rotunda
Age: 
All Ages
Price: 
$5

Eisenstein's classic 1921 silent film is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Local composer and performer Brendan Cooney has composed an original score for the film to be played by members of the *West Philadelphia Orchestra*. The screening will take place on *Wednesday, October 21st, 2009* at the *Rotunda* on 40th and Walnut in West Philly. Show time is* 8pm*. Admission is $5. This will be a one-time only performance.

Battleship Potemkin is an early Soviet film well known for its pioneering use of "montage" as a film technique. The subject matter of the film is radical as well. It tells the story of a mutiny aboard a tsarist battleship during the failed 1905 revolution in Russia.

Cooney's score blends Eastern European and Russian melodies, jazz and classical idioms taking full advantage of the improvisational abilities of the performers. Joining him on saxophone is Philadelphia free-jazz legend* Eliiot Levin*, classical trumpeter and improviser *Dawn Webster*, West Philadelphia Orchestra band leader and drummer* Gregg Mervine*, and jazz bassist *Chris Coyle*. *Cooney* himself will play piano.

This October marks the 92nd anniversary of the "October Revolution", the successful Soviet revolution of 1917. The screening of Potemkin is meant to coincide with that anniversary.

Philly Haps

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018
Time Venue Age
Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn 8:00pm - 10:00pm The Rotunda All Ages
Chrome Sparks / Machinedrum 8:00pm Coda 21+
The Feelies 8:00pm World Café Live: Downstairs All Ages
Wreckless Eric / The Improbables / Bitter Bitter Weeks 9:00pm Johnny Brenda's 21+
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
Time Venue Age
The Residents 8:00pm The Fillmore Philadelphia 21+
Peter Hook and the Light 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Friday, Apr 27, 2018
Time Venue Age
Robyn Hitchcock and His LA Squires / Tristen 8:00pm Underground Arts 21+
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018
Time Venue Age
Wet Tuna / Elkhorn 8:00pm Philadelphia Record Exchange All Ages
Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Makeness 8:30pm Union Transfer All Ages
Monday, Apr 30, 2018
Time Venue Age
Turnover / Summer Salt / Pronoun 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time Venue Age
Fitsula / Come To Grief / Moros / Sun Rot 8:00pm Kung Fu Necktie 21+
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time Venue Age
No Age / Behavior / Honey Radar / Stickman 8:00pm First Unitarian Church: Basement All Ages
Mdou Moctar 8:30pm PhilaMOCA All Ages
Friday, May 4, 2018
Time Venue Age
Imarhan / Bardo Pond / Sunburned Hand of the Man 7:30pm West Kensington Ministry All Ages
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time Venue Age
Tom Misch [SOLD OUT] 8:00pm Union Transfer All Ages