Ed Rampell: As soon as the venomous fräulein was introduced two activists costumed as brownshirts with swastika armbands disrupted the panel to “heil our Hitler!”, giving their furious “fuhrer” the stiff-armed fascist salute.
Unlike most Bolshevik silent movies that take place in the European parts of the Soviet Union, V.I. Pudovkin’s 1928 Storm Over Asia is set in Mongolia, where it was shot on location, along with filming in Siberia.
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.
Joe Mathews: Festivals are happenings designed to be photographed, hashtagged, geotagged, and shared in order to produce the maximum amount of FOMO among one’s friends and followers, who won’t get their own chance to attend.
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.