Eisenstein in Guanajuato

(2015 Re-release)

The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such heights. On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the US. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein's sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career - a significant hinge between the early successes of Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, which made him a world-renowned figure, and his hesitant later career with Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible and The Boyar's Plot.


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Summary Details
DistributorStrand Releasing
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4 theaters
Release DateFeb 5, 2016
Running Time1 hr 45 min
GenresBiography Comedy Drama Romance
In Release331 days/47 weeks
Widest Release5 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Feb 5-756$9,823-4-$2,455$9,8231
Feb 12-1487$1,627-83.4%2-2$813$17,7632
Feb 12-15
Presidents' Day wknd
Feb 19-2177$3,675+125.9%5+3$735$22,6913
Feb 26-2889$323-91.2%2-3$161$24,7974
Mar 4-693$849+162.8%3+1$283$25,8155
Mar 11-13100$1,255+47.8%4+1$313$27,6426
Mar 25-2784$2,668-1-$2,668$30,8558
Apr 1-3108$358-86.6%2+1$179$32,9659
Apr 8-10114$274-23.5%1-1$274$34,17210
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