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“Aelita: Queen of Mars” Free Film Screening w/ Live Piano | SF

Come hear acclaimed concert pianist Frederick Hodges accompany a screening of the classic silent science fiction film, Aelita: Queen of Mars. Famous for its flamboyant constructivist Martian sets and costumes, this big budget 1924 film by Soviet director Yakov Protazanov presents the story of a young man, Los, who unexpectedly travels to Mars, falls in love with the Martian queen, and participates in a revolt of Martian workers against their overlords.This free screening takes place at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Latino Hispanic/Room (Lower Level).Don’t miss this exciting evening of film and live music.