Ed Rampell Discusses Potemkin on Jerry Quickley’s KPFK Radio Show
Sergei Eisenstein’s Classic Screened for “Ten Films That Shook the World” Series, A Cinematic Centennial Celebration of the Russian Revolutions
Los Angeles, March 21, 2017 – 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.
Sergei Eisenstein’s revolutionary movie masterpiece is based on a true story: The mutiny aboard the Potemkin by sailors refusing to eat maggoty meat and the mass strike by workers supporting them during Russia’s 1905 Revolution. Potemkin is widely considered to be Soviet cinema’s greatest classic. The terrifying Odessa Steps scene encapsulates czarist brutality, while Potemkin’s theme of triumphant solidarity expresses the essence of Russia’s three revolutions, symbolized by pounding waves.
The Los Angeles Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive are co-presenting Potemkin as 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.
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What: Battleship Potemkin screening.
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m., March 24, 2017.
Where: The L.A. Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, L.A., CA 90019.
Jerry Quickley is a spoken word artist, author, playwright and radio host.
Ed Rampell, author of Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States, is the series’ programmer/co-presenter. Rampell majored in cinema at Manhattan’s Hunter College and writes on film for many outlets, including HollywoodProgressive.com, People’s World, The Progressive Magazine, Jesther Entertainment, FreePress.org, etc. Rampell’s ancestors are from Odessa.
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