Unfolded through lyrical imagery, Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s 1929 film Arsenal depicts the horrors of World War I and the occupation of a Kiev munitions factory in 1918 by revolutionary workers, who confront reactionary soldiers.
Ed Rampell: With the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar production coming under attack, free expression is something we can’t get enough of nowadays.
Ed Rampell: As a key scenic artist and set designer, Hill Bauman has imparted her distinct visual sense on productions for some of L.A.’s leading intimate theaters, including Sacred Fools, Boston Court, Rogue Machine, Antaeus, Skylight and more.
Ed Rampell: Afterimage is fundamentally a film about abstract artists versus apparatchiks, as painters battle bureaucrats and the secret police.
Ed Rampell: Lorraine Hansberry’s play remains very relevant for today – perhaps more so in America than sub-Saharan Africa, where police excessive use of force and the Black Lives Matter movement, remain, unfortunately, very timely topics.