Certainly the film of most interest to progressives at the Tribeca Film Festival this year would be 1971, directed and written by Johanna Hamilton.
The 12-day festival co-founded by Robert De Niro screened 89 feature films and 57 shorts to an audience of almost a half a million viewers.
Though perhaps arbitrarily unique among its peers, "The Quiet Ones" will likely still get lumped in with the other PG-13 contemporaries and forgotten soon enough.
Weaved throughout the storyline are critiques of NSA surveillance and data-mining, the assassination of U.S. citizens without due process, and drone strikes.
The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.
A historical drama of saving 1,000 years of our cultural heritage. in the knowledge that if Hitler went down, he would take with him to the grave the treasure house of Western Civilization just out of spite. Maybe most was rescued, though a great deal also was lost.
In an attempt to draw attention to films of social significance with progressive content, I developed The Progie Awards. A collective of international film writers nominates films and actors for these awards.
It's something of a "buddy movie," one of many where two people with great dissimilarities are teamed together in some common objective over which they have no agreement.
Based on a narrative written by Northrup in 1853, the film takes you inside slavery, from the slaves' point of view.
The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off another 10 day-run of amazing cinema Sept 5-15.