Did you know that the most famous scene of the czarist massacre on the Odessa steps in Battleship Potemkin never happened? The film once had such power that it was banned in many nations, including its native Soviet Union.
It is ironic that [Sergei Eisenstein] did it so well that today, the bloodshed on the Odessa steps is often referred to as if it really happened.
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times, 1998
Taking Sides curated by Zak and Robin Williams opens September 21