AMERICAN FACTORY

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Dirs. Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2019 | 1 hr. 55 min.

Discussion to follow with producer Jeff Reichert and former congressman Barney Frank

In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio. For thousands of locals, the arrival of a multinational manufacturer meant regaining their jobs—and dignity—after a recession had left them high and dry. At first, the culture clash was humorous. Transplanted Chinese workers attended trainings on dealing with their peculiarly casual and “chatty” American counterparts. But tensions mounted. This precise, astonishing film is a difficult, altogether urgent, but often funny look at the future of labor.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - Chilmark Community Center

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6:30 p.m. Dinner + Live Music Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering will be serving New Orleans jambalaya with chicken sausage and wild shrimp. Kid-friendly and vegetarian options are available. Buy your dinner in advance, with your movie tickets. If you wish to just purchase dinner and not a movie ticket, call the box office at (508) 645-9599.

Live music will be performed by Jenny Teator.

 

Sponsored by Linda Lipsett & Jules Bernstein. Compost station sponsored by Bee’s Wrap.