I am somebody
Film The Willmar 8 + I Am Somebody Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Mar 3, 2018
  • 4:30PM
 

Lee Grant’s documentary, about a band of Minnesota women who initiated the longest bank strike in history, screens with Madeline Anderson’s chronicle of a labor protest by black women in South Carolina.

+ Q&A with filmmaker Madeline Anderson moderated by Michelle Materre
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
 

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The Willmar 8

Dir. Lee Grant
1981, 50min, DCP

 

Oscar-winning actress, director, and one-time blacklistee Lee Grant tells the remarkable story of the Willmar 8, a band of Minnesota women who embarked on the longest bank strike in American history in protest of gender discrimination.

 
I Am Somebody

Dir. Madeline Anderson
1969, 28min, 16mm

 

Pioneering black filmmaker Madeline Anderson directs this chronicle of a watershed moment in both the civil rights and labor movements—when 400 black women hospital workers in South Carolina stood up to the National Guard to demand union recognition.