Film historian/critic Ed Rampell discusses Battleship Potemkin on Jerry Quickley’s KPFK Pacific Radio “This Is Happening” program, 90.7 FM, between 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22.
This screening of Potemkin is part of a monthly film series running through November 2017 to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the February and October 1917 Revolutions in Russia, and 1905’s mass uprisings. All 10 films screened during these 10 months are Soviet cinema classics, among the greatest political films ever made.
Mark Will: As a student of Dostoevsky, I’ve always been concerned with matters of crime and punishment, and I thought the stories I had heard about people incarcerated in Taiwan would make an interesting song.
The festival in association with Honest Engine Films and supported by Red Nation Celebration Institute will provide 10 female filmmakers, musicians, and actors with an open door for their voices to be heard in Hollywood.
Mark Will: I always cast the I Ching in early January to get a feel for where I am and what’s to come. This year, according to the oracle, there is CONFLICT in the present, and the future will demand ADAPTATION. I’m still not sure what that means exactly.