As a film that brings to light the war protest of poet Siegfried
Sassoon, who claimed that Britain's role in World War I changed
from defender to aggressor and therefore wanted to become
a conscientious objector to the war, Gillies MacKinnon's Regeneration
has been nominated for an award as 1998's best EXPOSÉ film.
Otherwise, no new films have been nominated since the most
recent Political Film Society Newsletter.
YEAR'S NOMINATED FILMS
Four Days in September, Primary
Colors, The Truman Show, Wag
Days in September, Regeneration
Boxer, Men with Guns, Regeneration,
Saving Private Ryan
FILM SOCIETY RECEIVES PRAISE FROM SOME OF ITS AWARDEES
Sir Richard Attenborough: "What a wonderful surprise it was
to receive the framed certificate. I am immensely honoured
that your Society thought so well of the film [Cry Freedom]
and am most touched that you should go to the trouble of sending
me the certificate. May I wish you every success with your
move to Los Angeles and with your continuing work for the
Political Film Society."
Phuhipau & Joan (Na Maka o ka `Aina): "What a happy surprise
to receive your letter and framed award. Mahalo to you and
the Political Film Society! The certificate will occupy a
place of honor on our wall. It is such a pleasure to be recognized
for our politics, instead of avoided. Best wishes for your
future plans for the Society."
Robert Redford (from his agent): "Robert Redford has asked
me to thank you for the recognition and the support of the
Political Film Society for his films Milagro Beanfield
War and Quiz Show. It was most thoughtful
of you to write him."
Jim Sheridan: "I am very appreciative that the Political Film
Society voted In the Name of the Father the
best film expose of 1993 and many thanks indeed for the framed
certificate for which I am truly grateful. I hope you enjoy
my new film The Boxer
when you see it. Keep up the good work."