Directed by Cary Cronenwett • 2009 • United States
Starring Stormy Henry Knight, Travis Clough, Scout Festa
This experimental historical narrative set in a mythologized version of revolutionary Russia reimagines the story of the 1921 uprising of the Kronstadt sailors and features the largest cast of trans actors in film history. A masterful homage to Sergei Eisenstein’s BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, MAGGOTS AND MEN also deploys stylistic innovations reminiscent of Guy Maddin and Kenneth Anger. Agitprop theater group Blue Blouse guides the viewer through the story, which is narrated by fictionalized letters written by Stepan Petrichenko, the leader of the Provisional Revolutionary Committee.