Free Labor Day screening & discussion program.
Films About Workers will feature a slue of… well, films about workers. The program begins at 6:30 PM with past & abstract films about workers–9 short pictures of the worker in unique & significant circumstances. Filmmakers/artists include Betsy Weiss, Claudio Romano, and Freewaves.
The first set of films will be followed by a short discussion with artists, labor organizers and academics that attempts to reconcile the image of the artist with the image of the worker. The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Fitzgerald.
The program continues with three ethnographic films about workers: Occupy Bakery (6 min.) by Rachel Lears, Brookford Almanac (40 min.), “a year in the complex and beautiful life of first-generation american farmers,” by Cozette Russell, then Demolition / Chai Qian (60 min.) by JP Sniadecki, the filmmaker most known for his single-shot film People’s Park.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.