Friday, September 15, 2006

It's Hardyville Film Fest time again!

Hey there, liberty-lovin’ movie junkies! It’s time again for the Hardyville Freedom Film Festival, when Claire Wolfe’s little mid-nowhere town of Hardyville becomes bigger than Cannes, Venice, or Telluride and we honor movies that, in one way or another, promote the freedom message. Like last year, I’m joining Claire and Oliver Del Signore to, as Claire writes, “bang our heads together, argue vehemently, and bestow Judge’s Awards (including some special, surprise awards) to be announced November 1.” But here’s the fun part: you readers get to vote for your own favorites! “Screenings” started today, and you have until October 20 to catch up with a few unseen movies, visit the link above, and cast your votes for the People’s Choice Awards. Here are this year’s nominees:

BEST FILM
Theatrical or DVD release within the last two years

Good Night, and Good Luck
Off the Map
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
Syriana
V for Vendetta

DOCUMENTARIES
Any yesr

America: Freedom to Fascism
The Fog of War: 11 Lessons from the Life of Robert S. MacNamara
Why We Fight

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Any year

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Downfall
Underground

HALL OF FAME
Older than 10 years

Metropolis
Nixon
The
Battle of Algiers
The Fountainhead
The Milagro Beanfield War

Now get to it!

3 Comments:

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Tom "Marv" Novak said...

Last two years winner should be -- SIN CITY

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

I agree. Sin City is a terrific movie, Tom. In fact, it's one of my favorites of the past few years and has come up when we judges have discussed potential nominees. But we're not convinced it really promotes a freedom message.

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Freudian Slip said...

V for Vendetta....wow what a movie. After I saw it the first time I immediately watched it again. So powerful and moving. Top notch.
Matt

 

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