Powerful new films take up immigration

With the world facing increased poverty as the rich get richer, filmmakers are examining the ramifications of shifting populations.


More progressive cinema at Toronto film fest

Last year it was "Made In Dagenham." Probably the most worker-oriented film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was the class-conscious "Snows Of Kilimanjaro."


Progressive films shine at Toronto film fest

This year's Toronto International Film Festival offered another amazing array of films, with over 350 titles to choose from.


Bosses, workers, Elmo: amazing films at Traverse City festival

Here's a wrap-up of highlights from the 7th Annual Traverse City Film Festival that were not mentioned in previous columns.


Radical history will come to life at Oklahoma Laborfest

One of the most remarkable features will be a special reading of Nor Iron Bars, which incorporates social realism, regionalism and agitation.


Interracial marriage, class arrogance, idealism star at film fest

The ever-present Michael Moore, probably the most successful documentarian in world history, had a strong say in the choice of films screened at this progressive gathering.


What lessons learned in "Rise of the Apes"?

The film makes you wonder how far humans have come, but it also asks how far we have to go.


Cuban film "Habanastation" wins top film festival award

"Habanastation" is the rare Cuban film that shows the realities of the Cuban educational system and the excitement in Revolution Square during May Day.


Captain America’s star-spangled banter

Captain America is a classic comic tale-turned-cinema, but in its shift from paper to big screen, a few things may have been lost in translation.


Texans soak up union culture

Old and new union songs, poetry and information were presented to a group of about 50 people from all over the area.

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