New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Chess Fever

November 7, 1997 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(U.S.S.R., 1925, 20 minutes, black & white, 16 mm)
Directed byVsevolod Pudovkin

The first film directed by the great Soviet filmmaker is a comedy of vignettes showing chess-crazed Muscovites during the time of a grand master championship.


A special screening of classic silent short 16 mm films interspersed with "Soundies," campy and risqué 1940s prototypes of today's music videos.