Tag Archives: working-class films

Sidney Poitier: Nobody You Can Boss Around

In the 10 days since we learned of Sidney Poitier’s death there have been hundreds of tributes to Poitier—an undeniable icon. Most of these tributes have focused on Poitier’s brilliant acting, for which he received innumerable awards, as well as … Continue reading

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Growing-Up Working-Class On Film Forty Years On

The Selfish Giant, the new film from UK director Clio Barnard, has been hailed as “A Kind of Loach 2.0” and has attracted massive and glowing attention from the press.  The film centers around the moving relationship between two young … Continue reading

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Battlers in Focus: Australian Working-Class Film

As someone with a working-class background, I’m always on the lookout for films that represent the working class people and places I know. That doesn’t necessarily mean people I’ve actually met or places I’ve visited,  just people and places I … Continue reading

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