Maggots and Men
dir. Cary Cronenwett, 2009, 54 min.
(in Russian & English)
Thursday July 26th, 7:30pm
at Interference Archive
131 8th St. #4, Brooklyn, NY
(F/R/G Trains to 4th Ave./9th St.)
Free! (but donations gladly accepted)
We are really excited to show Maggots and Men at Interference Archive! It is by far the most awesome film I've seen in years. It's totally epic and original and a cine-nerd's delight. Justseeds member Alec Icky Dunn participated in the making of it as well.
Maggots and Men tells the story of the 1921 rebellion of the Kronstadt sailors against the Bolshevik government, and an imagined love story between their leader, Stepan Petrichenko and a fellow sailor.
Set in a mythologized post-revolutionary Russia but based on actual historical events, Maggots marshals early Soviet cinema, the gutter erotics of Jean Genet, and what at times seems like a transgender cast of thousands to build its case for the necessity of queer utopias. - Matt Sussman, SF Bay Guardian, 2009