FRIDAY, April 29
9a: ARISE! INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY SPECIAL
5p: WPFW’s [email protected] LABOR EDITION: DC Labor Chorus & Not What You Think
7p: TRUMBO (2015)
7p: THE TEMP(EST)
Coming up tomorrow: THE TEMP(EST); TRUMBO (2007)
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ARISE! INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY SPECIAL
Fri, April 29, 9am – 10am; live on WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online
Host Bill Fletcher (left) talks with DC LaborFest Director Chris Garlock about this year’s LaborFest offerings, from the annual Mother Jones memorial to the DC Labor FilmFest, plus music, poetry, art, history and more. Guests include Mother Jones Memorial organizer Saul Schniderman, poet Mark Nowak, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres, author Tula Connell and Ben Blake, Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies at the University of Maryland.
WPFW’s [email protected] LABOR EDITION: DC Labor Chorus & Not What You Think
Friday, April 29, 5p; live on WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online
Live performances on your radio by artists who “put the movement back in the movement!” Not What You Think (bottom right), an a cappella ensemble, and the DC Labor Chorus (top) preview their upcoming May 14 concert, joining their voices in song to celebrate the past and continued work of the labor and human rights movements that changed America for the better.
Fri, Apr 29, 7:00; Sun, May 1, 4:45p
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AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Downtown Silver Spring, MD
Hosted by SAG-AFTRA & the DC May Day Organizing Committee
Bryan Cranston gives an Oscar®-nominated performance as the legendary blacklisted author and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. He was one of Tinseltown's busiest and most versatile screenwriters throughout the 1940s, but that ended abruptly with the House Un-American Activities Committee's Communist witch-hunt and Hollywood's subsequent blacklist. Undeterred, Trumbo persevered: he worked for cheap, using aliases and front writers, on dozens of screenplays through the '50s. Hit movies — even Oscar® winners — were made from his screenplays, emboldening Hollywood to finally break the blacklist in 1960. The exquisite cast includes Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren.
DIR Jay Roach; SCR/PROD John McNamara; SCR from the book by Bruce Cook; PROD Kevin Kelly Brown, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, Shivani Rawat, Janice Williams. U.S., 2015, color, 124 min. RATED R
Watch the trailer here
Fri, April 29 7p
Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Retirees and Youth under 18
Silver Spring Black Box Theatre 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD; Tickets
Imagine a dystopian world far, far in the future: the Polar Regions have melted, earth’s seas have risen, and the coastlines are threatened. The WalGard Company—an alliance of government, corporate, and religious extremists—supervises a colossal Wall that stands between humans and the toxic waters that could potentially wipe out the human race. Imagination has stagnated and the society has been divided into the workers who must maintain the Wall and their masters. But some workers who have been infected are beginning to see visions of another world, and other possibilities of freedom. Enter the Temp who will begin a new way of “seeing”, a revolution for humankind. Lumina’s THE TEMP(est) is a spirited—and timely—adaptation of Shakespeare’s last great masterpiece which shows us the value of creativity in a world of worker struggles and ecological challenges. As a breach in the Wall threatens the very existence of humanity, the vision of Prospera’s magic, Ariel’s energy, and the young lovers’ optimism points the way to a brave new world.
The DC LaborFest is an expansion of the annual DC Labor FilmFest; both are organized by the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO.
CLICK HERE for the complete DC Labor Fest and Labor FilmFest schedule!