Labor FilmFest Preview: Bogie to BillyWednesday, October 10, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)From Humphrey Bogart to Billy Elliott and
Austin trash collectors to beleaguered office
workers, Saturday’s line-up is chock-full of
drama, dance and laughs, all with a
working-class edge. A great way to unwind after
door-knocking for labor candidates! And did we
mention that the AFI café offers beer and
Sat, Oct 13, 11a (AFI): "Black Legion" (75th Anniversary!)
Humphrey Bogart stars in this hard-hitting drama about a factory worker who joins the anti-immigrant Black Legion.
Sat, Oct 13, 1p (AFI): "Box Car Bertha"
Martin Scorsese directs Barbara Hershey and David Carradine in this rarely-screened Depression-era tale of a union organizer and his girlfriend.
Sat, Oct 13, 3p; "Billy Elliot" (also screens: Tue, Oct 16, 4:45 and Thurs; Oct 18, 4:45p)
Modern classic magically blends class-conscious history, conscience-raising drama, and rousing music and dance numbers. Presented in cooperation with Actors' Equity, IATSE Local 22, SAG-AFTRA Washington & Baltimore Local
Sat, Oct 13, 5:15p (AFI): "Trash Dance"
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in the men and women who pick up our trash. Presented in cooperation with AFSCME.
Sat, Oct 13, 9:40p; "Office Space" (also screens: Fri, Oct 12, 11:30p)
The perennial DC Labor FilmFest favorite returns, with an Office Space trivia contest and raffle for Milton’s precious red Swingline stapler. Presented in cooperation with DC Young Trade Unionists, IFPTE Local 70
Sat, Oct 13, 11:30p (AFI): "Adventureland" (also screens: Fri, Oct 12, 9:30p)
This hilarious coming-of-age story, set in a decrepit local amusement park is destined to be a classic; terrific cast includes Kirsten Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader. Presented in cooperation with UFCW Local 400
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