Political Film Newsletter #29

REGENERATION NOMINATED AGAIN
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.

CURRENT NOMINEES FOR BEST FILMS OF 1998

CATEGORY NOMINATED FILM
DEMOCRACY Four Days in September
Primary Colors
Wag the Dog
EXPOSÉ Bulworth
Four Days in September
Regeneration
HUMAN RIGHTS Wilde
PEACE The Boxer
Men with Guns
Regeneration
Saving Private Ryan

POLITICAL 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.