An Oscar Alternative, Because Hollywood's Billions in Profit$ Aren't Going Into Workers' Pockets
No doubt you'll be shocked to learn that Hollywood's recent enormous profits aren't translating into more jobs for chronically un- and under-employed tradespeople.
Hollywood is one of the last hold-outs in terms of strong unions, something the thoughtful and kindly gentlemen who run the studios would trade their children to eliminate. So, in keeping with the Wisconsin, etc.-inspired Solidarity movement, here's Home, a remarkable, 90-minute film you can watch online (sorry, but there doesn't seem to be a way to embed the video).
"Home's" subject matter -- climate change -- probably won't be news to anyone here, but the imagery and music are pretty great, imho. So let billions of people watch the mind-numbing, self-congratulatory, slobber fest tonight -- you don't have to be one of them!
(Fine print: "Home" was produced by a French film company and financed by PPR Group, a holding company that includes Gucci and other luxury retailers. The film is being promoted as a non-profit venture and is being distributed free of charge. From what I could gather online, there doesn't seem to be a downside here, other than feel-good publicity for very expensive retailers who are probably assuaging their collective guilt over exploitation of some kind, somewhere. However, I could not find anything that confirms this. If someone else does, please let me know and I'll take this down.)