"If storytelling has a positive function it's to put us in touch with other people's lives, to help us connect and draw strength or knowledge from people we'll never meet, or help us see beyond our own experience." John Sayles, in "Thinking in Pictures, The Making of the Movie Matewan." See Sayles and Matewan this Tuesday at AFI Silver; click here now for tickets! Details below.
"We hope you can join us for Happy Hour for an Awesome Union Whiskey & Beer Tasting event in Washington, DC," says Labor411 publisher Cherri Senders. The tasting this Thursday is sponsored by Jack Daniels, Labor 411 and the DC LaborFest. "Fun time for all," Senders promises. "Please pass it along to your members, your colleagues and your staff. RSVP and tickets here. "Plus, we’ll be giving out our new 2017 editions of Labor 411/Metro-DC guide. See you at the Phoenix Park, Dubliner adjacent!"
Matewan (With Director John Sayles)
Tue, May 16, 7pm – 10pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Hosted by NNU; For tickets visit here
With Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones. Based on the 1920 showdown between coal miners determined to form a union and coal company agents hired to prevent them, this is one of the classic films about American labor.
Labor 411 Union Beer and Whiskey Tasting (LaborFest Other)
Thu, May 18, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Dubliner, Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)
$25, order ticket here
DC Labor 411 and the DC LaborFest host our first-ever all-union beer and whiskey tasting, along with delicious appetizers at one of DC’s very finest union establishments (thank you Unite Here Local 25!)