Revolution: New Art for a New World
Stunning research and archive footage conjures Revolutionary Russia and the courage of artists in the avant-garde.State Magazine
Mikhail Piotrovsky, Zelfira Tregulova, Andrei Konchalovsky, Alexander Lavrentiev,
Filmed on location in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London, with access to the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, and State Hermitage Museum, Revolution: New Art for a New World features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades, and masterpieces that rarely leave Russia. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, and others—pioneers who flourished in response to the utopian challenge of the Russian Revolution. Director Margy Kinmonth interviews descendants of the avant-garde (including Andrei Konchalovsky, whose The First Teacher screens in our Summer Repertory series), museum curators, and other authorities to shed light on this period of extraordinary artistic innovation.