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.


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.


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.


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.