Indie producers do not make films to win awards. But they know how much a nomination can contribute to a film's life. The PGA's English-only stipulation is at best, an archaic rule. At worst, it opens the PGA up to the charge of xenophobia.
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Films like Circumstance not only fail to raise sympathy for the severely repressed lives of homosexuals in Iran, but reduce their fight for equal rights to a pornographic sentiment.
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