Los Angeles, July 16, 2017 – The Los Angeles Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive co-present the revolutionary classic Storm Over Asia.


Unlike most Bolshevik silent movies that take place in the European parts of the Soviet Union, V.I. Pudovkin’s 1928 Storm Over Asia is set in Mongolia, where it was shot on location, along with filming in Siberia. The sprawling saga occurs during the Russian Civil War and depicts a forerunner of Third World liberation movements, as Asians fight Western imperialists. This far out Far East classic has the epic sweep of future big screen extravaganzas with casts of thousands, and is arguably a Soviet Spartacus or Braveheart.


In Storm Over Asia the Mongolian actor Valeri Inkizhinov portrays a fur trader believed to be a descendant of Genghis Khan. Pudovkin’s larger-than-life motion picture was scripted by noted Soviet avant-garde writer Osip Brik, poet Vladimir Mayakovsky’s friend. Storm depicts puppet governments, an actual “exotic” lamasery, English capitalists, Soviet partisans, British occupation forces, oppressed Mongolian masses and a gigantic battle that epitomizes the Revolution’s sense of not only inevitability, but invincibility. The astonishing, unforgettable special effects-fueled grand finale pitting Third World people against imperialism is guaranteed to BLOW YOU AWAY!


What: Storm Over Asia screening.

Where: The L.A. Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, L.A., CA 90019.