Political Film Society - Newsletter #96 - February 3, 2001



February 3, 2001


 

NOMINATIONS FOR POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY AWARDS NARROWED TO FIVE PER CATEGORY
During January, Political Film Society members reduced the many films nominated for awards during the year 2000 to five nominations per category. The final ballot below has a threefold choice -- yes, no, or undecided. To refresh your memory, consult reviews posted during 2000.

FINAL BALLOT (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)

Instructions: Mark an X between the parentheses for the film that you believe best promotes political consciousness within each of the following categories. (Only one "Yes" for each category). Click here to view the ballot (word document).

DEMOCRACY YES NO UNDECIDED
The Contender (    ) (    ) (    )
Human Resources (    ) (    ) (    )
The Hurricane (    ) (    ) (    )
Steal This Movie! (    ) (    ) (    )
Sunshine (    ) (    ) (    )

EXPOS… YES NO UNDECIDED
Before Night Falls (    ) (    ) (    )
Erin Brockovich (    ) (    ) (    )
The Hurricane (    ) (    ) (    )
Thirteen Days (    ) (    ) (    )
Traffic (    ) (    ) (    )
HUMAN RIGHTS YES NO UNDECIDED
Before Night Falls (    ) (    ) (    )
The Contender (    ) (    ) (    )
The Hurricane (    ) (    ) (    )
It All Starts Today (    ) (    ) (    )
Remember the Titans (    ) (    ) (    )

PEACE YES NO UNDECIDED
It's the Rage (    ) (    ) (    )
Kippur (    ) (    ) (    )
The Terrorist (    ) (    ) (    )
Thirteen Days (    ) (    ) (    )
Titanic Town (    ) (    ) (    )

After marking your ballot, mail to:

THE POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY, INC.
P.O. Box 461267
Hollywood, CA 90046

or email to PolFilmS@aol.com by March 1. Results of the balloting for all categories will be sent to members by March 5.

OTHER FILMS TO VIEW
At the end of the year 2000, three films were released that tried to bring a famous novel to the screen. Filmviewers may find O Brother, Where Art Thou? to be an amusing rendition of Homerís Ulysses. Edith Whartonís The House of Mirth deals with issues of social class from a feminist perspective. The Claim transforms Thomas Hardyís The Mayor of Casterbridge to a setting in a Gold Rush town in California.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETS MARCH 3
The Political Film Society Board of Directors will meet to count ballots for best films of the year 2000 at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles, on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. All Society members are invited. Refreshments will be served.