Press Kit

The Shmooze
On an episode of The Yiddish Book Center's podcast The Shmooze, Andrea Simon discusses Art is a Weapon and how the story of Angel Wagenstein informs a larger narrative.
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Art is a Weapon - Ein Film über Angel Wagenstein, German language interview with Andrea Simon
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Bulgarian National Television (BNG 1)
Andrea Simon and Angel Wagenstein interviewed on The Day Begins with Culture (Денят започва с култура)
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The New York Jewish Week
“His considerable output in cinema - over 50 films - deserves greater recognition outside the former Warsaw Pact countries; but the vagaries of film distribution, beset by commercial exigencies and political tensions, have left him all but unknown outside Eastern Europe.  Seeing Simon’s graceful, handsome and intelligent film, and being delighted by Wagenstein’s earthy, candid wit, one hopes that the situation can be ameliorated.”
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Womens Voices for Change
“Masterful … every moment of Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon will stay with you.”
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People’s World
“The USSR had Sergei Eisenstein, while Bulgaria had Angel Wagenstein. … The life and work of the 94-year-old screenwriter and novelist are wonderfully depicted in Andrea Simon’s top-notch documentary.  . . . I am delighted to report that Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon was 'weaponized,' winning SEEFest's Documentary Audience Award."
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