Film

Opening Nationwide on Jan. 29: Requiem for the American Dream – Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

Early screenings and the festival circuit have yielded exceptional reviews for the new film, Requiem for the American Dream – Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, which opens nationwide on Friday January 29, 2016. Find much more information at the filmmakers website.

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A Haskell Wexler Share – Union Scene from Matewan

Haskell Wexler, February 6 1922 – December 27, 2015

In over half a century of extraordinary work in film, not to mention more than a little bit of raising hell, his work as Director of Photography on John Sayles’ masterpiece on union efforts to organize the West Virginia coal mines, Matewan, was among his very best.

Wexler posted this scene from Matewan to his YouTube account on July 9, 2012 with the following commentary:

“I just left the studio where John Sayles and I recorded a commentary for MATEWAN. In this scene, Chris Cooper, the organizer, talks union. I know we don’t mine coal, but you’ll hear plenty of ideas close to what a real union should be.”

Haskell Wexler Dead at 93: Legendary Cinematographer, Activist Captured the Struggles of Our Times

Michael Moore just exploded the right’s biggest lie – Salon

Sophia A. McClennen reviews Michael Moore’s new film, Where to Invade Next. Published Christmas Day at Salon. Republicans have hid shamefully behind the patriotism and the flag. Michael Moore just upended the whole scheme SOPHIA A. MCCLENNEN FRIDAY, DEC 25, 2015 03:58 PM PST Michael Moore’s new film, “Where to Invade Next,” is sure to…