Political Film Society - Newsletter #35 - February 15, 1999



February 15, 1999


 

POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS NARROW LIST OF NOMINEES FOR BEST PEACE FILM
Because one of the rules of the Political Film Society is that there can be only five nominees per category each year, members voted to determine the top five of the seven films of 1998 pre-nominated for promoting political consciousness of the desirability of settling conflicts peacefully. Three otherwise excellent films were dropped from the listóAmerican History X, Men with Guns, and The Thin Red Line.

POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY BOARD MET ON FEBRUARY 13; TO MEET AGAIN ON MARCH 13
The Board of Directors of the Political Film Society held their first meeting of 1999 on February 13. The Board counted the ballots for the best five films in the category of peace and adopted amendments to the By-Laws, as noted on the website. On March 13, again at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, the Board will reconvene primarily to count ballots for the best political films of 1998, which will be announced by March 15.

OFFICIAL BALLOT (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)
Now is the time for members to vote for the best political films of 1998. Vote for the film that you believe best promotes political consciousness within each of the following categories: PEACE, DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, and EXPOS…. Results of the balloting and final ballots for all categories will be sent to members by March 15.

NOMINATED FILMS FOR 1998
DEMOCRACY: Enemy of the State, Four Days in September, Primary Colors, The Siege, Wag the Dog
EXPOS…: Bulworth, A Civil Action, Four Days in September, Regeneration
HUMAN RIGHTS: A Civil Action, Enemy of the State, The Siege, Wilde
PEACE: The Boxer, Regeneration, Saving Private Ryan, Savior