Showing of Tsar to Lenin in Los Angeles

18 March 2013

The Socialist Equality Party will be hosting a special showing of Herman Axelbank’s classic documentary, Tsar to Lenin, in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, March 23.

Frederick Choate of the Socialist Equality Party and Mehring Books will introduce the film. Choate is a leading expert on the Russian Revolution and translator of the works of Vadim Rogovin on the history of the Left Opposition in the Soviet Union. Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, provides an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution, one of the seminal events of the twentieth century. The victory of the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the Soviet Union not only abolished capitalism in the largest country on earth. The example of a victorious socialist revolution politically radicalized the working class throughout the world, inspiring the masses with the possibility of an alternative to capitalism and imperialism.

In the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the propagandists of the ruling class declared that this represented the decisive triumph of capitalism, the so-called End of History. However, as capitalism confronts its greatest crisis since the 1930s, the events of 1917 once again acquire immense relevance.

For more information on the film, visit Event Details: Tsar to Lenin, film screening with introduction by Frederick Choate

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3 p.m.

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center

681 Venice Blvd

Venice, CA 90291 Map