uPCOMING dc laborfest events...
Bread and Roses series: Even The Rain
Part of the "Films Across Borders: Stories of Water" series
Tue, October 15, 6pm – 8pm
Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
FREE; RSVP here
Mexican filmmakers Sebastian and Costa, shooting a film in Bolivia about the conquest by Christopher Columbus, become embroiled in controversy when their film schedule runs up against the Cochabamba protests. With local natives rising up against the privatisation of their water supply. As the production is beset by more and more problems and the riots escalate, the tension rises between the crew members.
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde
2010 ; Drama, history; 103m; Spanish; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Paul Laverty
Films Across Borders showcases critically acclaimed films, documentaries, shorts and virtual reality experiences from around the world. Co-presented by American University in partnership with embassy cultural organizations, arts institutions -- including the DC LaborFest -- and environmental groups, the series focuses on a distinctive timely and compelling theme each year.
Now in its fifth year, the 2019 series -- Films Across Borders: Stories of Water -- brings together diverse cinematic stories about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, how we use it, how this precious resource shapes human society and our daily lives. Previous film series focused on ‘Stories of Women’ (2018) and ‘Stories of Migration’ (2017)
Come for the films and the enjoyment of engaging with filmmakers and topical speakers in lively post-screening discussions. Open to the public in venues around the city in October and November.
Newsies (with special Labor Talkback!)
Friday, December 13, 2019⋅8:00 – 11:00pm
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Tickets $49 each (plus handling); click here to order!
In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country — Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst — and won. Inspired by true events, join us for a musical that will knock you off your feet!