The History of the Civil War
Embedded with the Red Army Dziga Vertov and his squad of cameramen captured the incremental street battles and major assaults waged against counterrevolutionaries during the Russian Civil War. Scattered in the archive as newsreels since a single screening in 1921, Vertov’s second feature-length documentary is finally whole again after 100 years.
Restoration by Nikolai Izvolov
Live music by Anvil Orchestra
The Anvil Orchestra is Terry Donahue (Alloy Orchestra, Concussion Ensemble) and Roger Clark Miller (Alloy Orchestra, Mission of Burma, Trinary System). Their unique live musical performances to silent films transform the viewing experience for adults and children alike in locales across the United States and abroad. As two-thirds of Alloy Orchestra, Roger and Terry will continue the tradition of high caliber compositions and performances. Percussionist Lawrence Dersch (Binary System, Trinary System, Concussion Ensemble, AKA/COD) will be added to the line-up when films call for a bigger percussive sound. The Sound of Silent Film will live on in The Anvil Orchestra.