Earlier this year, OpenTab Productions presented the West Coast premiere of Enron 2012. Using some superb puppets designed by Miyaka Cochrane, the production was directed by Ben Euphrat with a fury appropriate to the greedy tale of what happened to "the smartest guys in the room."
The poor and the middle class don't have a problem with the American Dream, and they don't hate the rich. They'd like to be rich some day, and with hard work and a couple of breaks, they still believe they can get there.
Soon the 2012 Olympics will end, and the games of life as we know it will continue. Here are five things I love right now that may help fill up all of our lives in between the Closing Ceremonies and the raging amusement parks of the Conventions.
Versailles originally started off as a documentary following a wealthy Florida couple, David and Jackie Siegel, who were building the biggest home in America. But as filmmaker Lauren Greenfield chronicled their opulent lifestyle, the recession hit.
The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off this week downtown with an eclectic slate of alternative stimulation. Run by Film Independent, the LAFF has a more chill, familial air than Sundance, and unlike Sundance, you can usually get tickets.