The Cranes are Flying
June 27–28, 2014
10:30 PM–12:30 AM Free
Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum.
1957, Russia (USSR), Mikhail Kalatozov, 97 min.
Starring Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, and Vasili Merkuryev
Movie Medicine Facts
One of the most notable features of the film is cinematographer Sergei Uruseveky’s then ground-breaking use of hand-held cameras. He learned how to film like this as a military cameraman during the war.
This film is a favorite of both Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.
Mikhail Kalatozov spent several years in Los Angeles on a diplomatic assignment where he acquired an admiration for the works of Frank Borzage, King Vidor and Vincente Minnelli.