Documenting Workers’ Lives at the 2015 DC Labor Fest: Films About Life and Labor "The DC Labor Fest – sponsored by the Metro Washington Labor Council and supported by numerous other labor and social justice organizations — provides a forum for numerous forms of cultural productions with a focus on working people that is rare in our corporate-driven culture industry," writes Kurt Stand in The Washington Socialist. "The films, music, art and walking tours open a window on the experiences, ideas, aspirations of individual workers and of their collective struggles. Two film events shown on successive evenings, May 11 and 12, speak to the larger achievement of the festival as a whole." Click here to read the whole report.
AFI screenings; stay tuned for additional screenings at the AFL-CIO. FR 5/1/2015 7:00p Pride MO 5/4/2015 7:00p Chavez WE 5/6/2015 7:00p The Grapes of Wrath MO 5/11/2015 7:00p Fighting for Our Lives(with director Glen Pearcy) TU 5/12/2015 9:15p Compliance WE 5/13/2015 7:20p Eat Sleep Die FR 5/15/2015 7:30p Two Days One Night MO 5/18/2015 7:15p Hard Times WE 5/20/2015 7:15p Northern Lights WE 5/27/2015 7:00p Blood Fruit (with director Sinead O'Brien) All screenings at the American Film Institute, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD; tickets will be available online in April; stay tuned for details! Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute and the AFI Silver, the DC Labor FilmFest features a wide-ranging selection of films about work, workers and workers’ issues.