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Poster for Aelita, Queen of Mars

Aelita, Queen of Mars

Director: Jakov Protasanov Run Time: 111 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1924

Starring: Nikolai Tseretelli, Yulia Solntseva, Valentina Kuindzhi, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Batalov

Join us for the legendary science-fiction film Aelita, Queen of Mars, with a live score from The Flushing Remonstrance, NYC’s premier group devoted to live film accompaniment.

Said to be the first full-length science fiction movie ever made, Aelita is a fantastic adventure about Los, an engineer living in Moscow, who dreams of Aelita, the Queen of Mars, and builds a spaceship to take him to her. They fall in love, but Los soon finds himself embroiled in a proletarian uprising to establish socialism on the red planet. Influenced by the Russian avant-garde constructivist movement, the bold artistry of Aelita’s Martian costumes and sets contributed enormously to the science fiction look as we know it. The Flushing Remonstrance celebrate the centennial of this major work of early futuristic cinema by bringing it to life with their all-new live score.