Mark Donskoy’s humanistic, lyrical three-part telling of the early life of Russian writer Maxim Gorky is one of the great achievements of 1930s cinema.
Part One—In 19th-century Tsarist Russia, young orphan Alexei Peshkov experiences the pain of poverty as he is raised by an autocratic grandfather and a compassionate grandmother.
USSR, 1938, subtitles, b&w, 35mm, approx. 100 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).
All three parts (tickets must be purchased before the start of first film on 10/8) $21; members, seniors, students $18; or three vouchers. No passes.