In 1956, workers at a plant in Princeton, Indiana went on strike. They were organized with the International Association of Machinists. In response, the National Right to Work Committee created a movi
Last night, I got back in touch with an old friend, Tod Browning’s 1927 film The Unknown. I love this film so much. Joan Crawford, in one of her first major roles, plays the daughter of a gypsy
In 1969, a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras named Ron Anderson decided to make a film about what life was like for the volunteers. It’s actually quite an introspective look at these folks. They
Friends, I present you perhaps the creepiest document in the entire history of film, the 1907 film The Dancing Pig. I have been known to show this students just to give them a taste of the time period
I recently finished reading Michael Twitty’s The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, a really fantastic book that follows this well-known cookR
With the sad death of Mary Wilson, the film club demands a performance from The Supremes this evening, in this case from a 1964 appearance on Ed Sullivan.
The perfect film for tonight is one of the greatest Super Bowl ad campaigns of all time–the first Bud Bowl. Special Spuds McKenzie appearance too. If the game is still going, this is a good open
If you’ve never seen the remarkable 1956 Lionel Rogosin film On the Bowery, do yourself a favor. It’s really amazing. The story is pretty interesting. Rogosin was a World War II veteran wh