Green & Red Goes Hollywood!
At Green and Red, we’re big fans of popular culture and how it can politicize and radicalize people. We’ve already done shows on sports and activism, progressive Country music, cancel culture, Socialism and the Sopranos and other such themes. So…..in an upcoming series of episodes, we’re periodically going to talk about our favorite political/radical films, television and music.
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In part 2, we continue our journey into the best political films by starting with movies about working-class issues and activism. Then we discuss some of our favorite foreign films with political themes, including the work of Gillo Pontecorvo and Costas-Gavras.
Check out part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGV962JFmiY&t=2722s
One of our favorite themes was “political satire and dystopia,” where we talked about movies that often served as warnings about the world we live in today. We discussed what we called “cultural touchstones,” films that defined an era (“Hair”) or served as a snapshot into a reality we never were shown (“Being There”).
We also talk about important films that discuss wars, revolution, and imperialism, which are essential to any left understanding of politics. And we finished with our least favorite political films, and you get to hear an epic rant from Bob about the horrors of “Forrest Gump.” If you haven’t subscribed to Green & Red on YouTube yet, just click that button above.
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