Tag Archives: About Film

@Sundance: More Champagne with your Justice, sir?

One struggle (of sorts) for those in the pop culture world these days (well, wealthy celebs anyway) is how best to carry themselves in the context of being progressive and for economic justice in the midst of a down economy. … Continue reading

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“Sing Your Song” A Man. A Voice. A Movement.

Harry Belafonte gave his voice to the civil rights movement and out of that collaboration, the true artistry of Mr. Belafonte grew. To this day, he continues to seek out injustices and speak truth to power. HBO premiered a documentary … Continue reading

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The Streets Are Alright: Actor Mark Ruffalo Goes to Occupy Wall Street and Frames it Just Right

We’re just going to let this one speak for itself because he lays it out so well. If only more Oscar-nominated actors (or other high-profile celeb awardees of anything for that matter) were willing to stick their necks out and … Continue reading

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2011 Workers’ Voice Awards Nominations, Part 1 Announced

Demonstrating its commitment to encouraging and promoting entertainment and art that reflect work, workers, and their issues, PopWork USA announced its list of nominees for Best Films, TV Shows, and Art Displays this week.Among feature films, those under consideration for … Continue reading

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“Horrible Bosses” Gets People Talking and Blogging

The impact of popular culture on workers’ lives shows again with the release of the film “Horrible Bosses” While the film itself, as a film, is so-so (with a Metascore of 57), it spurred numerous write-ups, articles and blogs about … Continue reading

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“Twilight” director makes “A Better Life”: a story about immigration, work, love and family

This is a great story from a major studio that will stoke conversation about immigration reform and the struggles of immigrant families shot entirely in LA. At a time when everything from ICE raids to Dream Act legislation is frontpage … Continue reading

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“Made in Dagenham” film: Three Different Angles

Freshly released, the film “Made in Dagenham” is at least one attempt to put into full view what this website largely talks about. It is a positive, accessible portrayal of a 1968 Ford Motor Plant strike led by 187 women … Continue reading

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Films About Workers: Hot or Not? The LA Times vs NY Times Debate

Perhaps unwittingly, within a week of each other these two periodicals in the anchor towns of entertainment land, posit two different sets of views on the potential success of films about working folk, class, and social struggle. In the NY … Continue reading

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2010 Workers Voice Selections: FILM

check this list of movies for labor day lazing and yet still feel like you’re doing something to honor working folks. overpriced popcorn and goobers not included. click here.

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