Ed Rampell: Serious theatergoers shouldn’t monkey around – head down ASAP to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to catch this run, which is short on number of days but long on profundity, leavened by Albee’s wicked wit about the human (or lack of) condition.
Ed Rampell: Considering that the late Romantic period composer and pianist lived in the 19th century, Our Great Tchaikovsky is a surprisingly topical work with contemporary political overtones.
Ed Rampell: Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline and other similar extractive projects was a recurring theme in the NWIF festival, which was founded by Joanelle Romero and highlights motion pictures by and about indigenous females.
Ed Rampell: The L.A. Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive are co-presenting a monthly film series from February through November 2017 to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the February and October, 1917 Revolutions in Russia.
Ed Rampell: For the next 10 months, the L.A. Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive are co-presenting a monthly series of classics by the giants of early Soviet cinema: Sergei Eisenstein, V.I. Pudovkin, Alexander Dovzhenko, Dziga Vertov and Esther Shub.