January

Nominees announced for “people’s alternative” Academy Awards

The James Agee Cinema Circle has announced its fourth annual "Progie" Award nominees for 2010's best progressive films, actors and filmmakers.

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Poem of the week: Emily Dickinson and the Republicans

The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives can be viewed, almost poignantly, as a death in the neighborhood, and Emily Dickinson provides a  commentary.

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Pete Postlethwaite gave us the great “Brassed Off”

The great British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died of cancer Jan. 2 at 64, starred in one of the most progressive films that came out of England in the 1990s.

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Must-see list: stellar progressive film directors and their gems

Here is a far from exhaustive list of some progressive directors and gems that should be mandatory viewing for activists who appreciate the power of film and culture in the struggle.