This year marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, perhaps one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the 20th century.
"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"
Soviet filmmakers were often criticized in the West for producing stories sneeringly termed "boy gets tractor, meets girl."
As the GOP lawmakers fled home for the holidays, the nightmares they have been causing for Americans turned into rock hard reality.
Every social movement has inspired artists to enlist their talents to create cultural expressions that in turn stir the masses and broaden the cause.
With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.
Co-writer/director Bouchareb explores the unlikely cross-cultural friendship that evolves between the Christian woman and Muslim man.
The film is a look back at the "Black Power" movement in the years referenced in the title.
"Hugo" and "The Decendants" get two thumbs up. "Melancholia" on the other hand gets two thumbs down.
A Muppets encounter with the Occupy movement might have made for a more interesting reboot of the franchise.