AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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THE WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE TENTH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS CEREMONY 2014 BROADCAST

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1/29/09

JACC Political Cinema Nominations Announced On Air


KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL: Nominated for OUR DAILY BREAD AWARD, for the most positive and inspiring workingclass images in a movie. A timely gem of a girl power tale for audiences of all genders, big and small, about a diminutive pre-feminist surviving The Great Depression and seizing the historical moment, with a nose for news and an aversion to glass ceilings and the word 'no'.

Included as part of the presentation of The JACC Awards, is an interview with Vera Farmiga, who plays a disillusioned CIA agent in Nothing But The Truth, a JACC contender for LA PASSIONARA AWARD.

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CLICK TO READ KIT KITTREDGE REVIEW HERE


The James Agee Cinema Circle
Progie nominations, also known as *THE ANTI-OSCARS* were presented with commentary on Pacifica Radio's WBAI Arts Magazine in NY 99.5 FM at 2pm, on 1/27/09 and archived at WBAI.org. The winners will be announced in mid-February on Air America Radio, just prior to and in oppositon to the Academy Awards.

Other JACC Awards honoring women include: LA PASSIONARA AWARD: For the most positive female images in a movie, and in light of the historically demeaning portrayal of women in movies; ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: Named after brutally slain young actress, Adrienne Shelly. For the movie this year most opposing violence against women; KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For Best Actress. Named for Karen Morley, who was driven out of Hollywood in the 1930s for her leftist views, but who maintained her militant political activism for the rest of her life, running for Lieutenant Governor on the American Labor Party ticket in 1954. She passed away in 2003, unrepentant to the end, at the age of 93.

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