Film Series

Women at Work: Labor Activism

 
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Film Series
 
Mar 2—Mar 8, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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The pioneering contributions of women to the labor movement have too often been erased from history—but these films stand as powerful correctives. From bracing, first-hand documents of front-line activism to galvanizing portraits of courageous women who battled sexism while leading the charge for workers' rights, these urgent stories illuminate the intersections of feminism and family, sacrifice and activism, community and union-building. This is the first installment in an ongoing series exploring the complex subject of women's work from a variety of perspectives.


 
With Babies and Banners
FILM
With Babies and Banners + The Global Assembly Line
Wed, Mar 7, 2018
 
With Babies and Banners + The Global Assembly Line
Wed, Mar 7, 2018
 
The Oscar-nominated film about the women of the General Motors sit-down strike screens with an award-winning portrayal of women factory workers.
+ Post-screening Q&A with director Lorraine Gray.
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PAST EVENTS
salt of the earth
Film
Salt of the Earth + A Crime to Fit the Punishment
 

A defiantly communist, feminist, anti-racist, and long-suppressed work of American neorealism.

Fri, Mar 2, 2018
 
 
I am somebody
Film
The Willmar 8 + I Am Somebody
 

Dual portraits of two watershed, women-led moments in the labor rights movement.

Sat, Mar 3, 2018
 
 
Silkwood
Film
Silkwood
 

Meryl Streep takes on the nuclear power industry in Mike Nichols’ capitalist horror story.

Sat, Mar 3, 2018
 
 
Harlan county
Film
Harlan County, USA
 

Barbara Kopple's Oscar-winning classic documents a tense, year-long coal miners' strike.

Mar 3—Mar 4, 2018
 
 
Norma rae
Film
Norma Rae
 

An Oscar-winning Sally Field is iconic as the Southern factory worker who takes a stand.

Sun, Mar 4, 2018
 
 
Gold diggers
Film
The Gold Diggers
 

Sally Potter's bold, surrealist feature debut made with an all-female crew.

Mon, Mar 5, 2018
 
 
Union maids
Film
Union Maids
 

A profile of the radical women who led the labor movement in Depression-era Chicago.

Tue, Mar 6, 2018
 
 
The life and times rosie the riveter
Film
The Life and Times of Rosie The Riveter
 

Five women candidly recount their experiences as factory workers during World War II.

Wed, Mar 7, 2018
 
 
Born in flames
Film
Born in Flames
 

Diverse feminist factions unite to fight for their rights in this No Wave sci-fi polemic.

Thu, Mar 8, 2018