Political Film Newsletter #33

POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS VOTE TO NARROW LIST OF NOMINEES
One of the rules of the Political Film Society is that there can be only five nominees per category each year. In 1998, seven films were pre-nominated for promoting political consciousness of the desirability of settling conflicts peacefully. Accordingly, members may now vote to narrow the nominee list to five:

OFFICIAL BALLOT (FOR MEMBERS ONLY)
Instructions: Mark an X in the circles of up to five films that you believe best promotes political consciousness of the desirability of settling conflicts peacefully:
American History X
o The Boxer
o Men with Guns
o Regeneration
o Saving Private Ryan
o Savior
o The Thin Red Line
To read reviews of these films, contact the Political Film Society’s website (address above). After marking your ballot, email to PolFilmS@aol.com by February 5. Results of the balloting and final ballots for all categories will be sent to members by February 15.

POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY ON RADIO
Starting this year, the Political Film Society hosts a radio program, “Inside Hollywood,” in association with the American Radio Network. The host for the program is Michael Haas, founder of the Society. Two shows have been recorded but not yet released. A regular weekly time and station will be assigned when several shows have been taped. The program will provide information on the Society, news about Hollywood, and interviews with filmmakers and others in Hollywood with special emphasis on film industry politics.

POLITICAL FILM SOCIETY BOARD MEETS FEBRUARY 13
The Board of Directors of the Political Film Society will have their first meeting of 1999 on February 13. The principal agenda consists of counting the ballots for the best five films in the category of peace. Operating on the new By-Laws of the Society, the Board may also consider amendments to improve the smooth functioning of the Society. Any Political Film Society member may attend. The meeting will be held at 8481 Allenwood Road, Los Angeles. Final ballots, which will be sent out on February 15, will be tallied in March. In addition to the nominees for films promoting peace, Political Film Society members are urged to see all other nominated films in order to be prepared for final voting on the best films of 1998:

DEMOCRACY
Enemy of the State
Four Days in September
Primary Colors
The Siege
Wag the Dog

EXPOSÉ
Bulworth
A Civil Action
Four Days in September
Regeneration

HUMAN RIGHTS
A Civil Action
Enemy of the State
The Siege
Wilde