Ever play the cinematic trope drinking game? That’s where you take a shot every time a Hollywood flick uses blunt editing to make a point, employs caricature to drive something home or leans mightily on a visual metaphor. Pick out a random sample of Oscar-winning films, and you’ll be guaranteed to get good and sauced within a couple of hours. Those movie conventions get a lot of mileage, but despite the occasional heavy-handedness, they have served us well over the last century of filmmaking. One of the innovators that launched those concepts into the mainstream was Russian director Sergei Eisenstein, who employed many of them in his groundbreaking ode to the people’s revolution, Strike. The tale of a factory uprising in 1912 Russia utilizes what were then jarring intercuts of slaughtered animals, and a pioneering montage technique that continues to endure in modern movies. Arthouse Fort Worth will showcase the 1925 film at 2 p.m. Sunday, as part of its Silent Sundays series at the Kimbell Art Musuem, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Tickets are $7. Visit videofest.org for more.
Sun., April 20, 2 p.m., 2014