Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific FIlm Archive

UC Berkeley


2155 Center Street
Berkeley CA 94720


The Archive has about 50 silent Soviet films from the 1920s, most of which are on long-term loan from the Moscow Film Institute. Only a dozen titles, in 16 mm copies, are part of the Archive's permanent collection. Among the directors represented are D. Vertov, S. Eisenstein, F. Ermler, L. Kuleshov, Ya. Protazanov, and E. Shub. The Archive also has 30 Georgian films, features and shorts, covering the period from the 1920s to the present.

This collection is also on long-term deposit. Credits, synopses, and program notes are available for most films. Researchers must call or write in advance, presenting a valid research need. Appointments for screening must be made at least 3 weeks in advance. Films may be screened on a projector or flatbed viewer; a nominal screening fee is charged.

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