Mark Will: When I wrote “Let Me Do It,” marriage equality wasn’t even an issue in Taiwan, so, as was the case with “Three Little Jailbirds,” the image used in the promotional video is not directly related to the song.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Front and center of the commercial’s narrative arch is the misappropriation of the iconic and viral photo of Ieshia Evans.
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.