No God No Master (LaborFest Film): Mon, May 15, 7pm – 10pm
Quest (LaborFest Film): Mon, May 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
COMING UP (click below)
Matewan (with Director John Sayles) (LaborFest Film): Tue, May 16, 7pm – 10pm
Iron Workers History Tour (LaborFest Art/History): Wed, May 17, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Love Songs From Liberation Wars (LaborFest Music): Wed, May 17, 5pm – 8pm
No God No Master (LaborFest Film)
Mon, May 15, 7pm – 10pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Hosted by IATSE 22
For tickets visit here
This re-telling of the story of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti explores the disintegration of civil liberties during times of social unrest.
Quest (LaborFest Film)
Mon, May 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
FREE; RSVP online here
Director Jonathan Olshefski follows the Raineys, a working-class Black family living in North Philadelphia, over the course of eight years.
Matewan (With Director John Sayles) (LaborFest Film)
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.
Love Songs From Liberation Wars (LaborFest Music)
Wed, May 17, 5pm – 8pm
Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St, Washington DC 20012
FREE but you must RSVP online here
Excerpts from the original “labor jazz opera” by local activist/musician Steve Jones, “Love Songs” tells the moving story of a strike led by African-American women at the R J Reynolds factory in Winston-Salem, NC, which was an early victory against Jim Crow segregation.
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!)