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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

In Person Guests!

This program is free with RSVP to:

Please arrive early; RSVP is not a guarantee of seating. American Cinematheque Members will have priority seating when the doors open one hour prior to showtime. For more information on Membership, email andrew@americancinematheque.com.

Program concludes with:
“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” (2009, HBO, 40 min. Dirs. Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar). In 2008 the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, shut its doors two days before Christmas. As a result, 2,500 workers and 200 management staff were left without jobs, with the closure triggering the loss of numerous related jobs and businesses. Directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar view the final months of the plant through the workers' eyes as they consider their next steps. While the film focuses on Moraine, the plant's closing reflects profound changes in the American manufacturing landscape that may bring the nation's blue-collar middle class to an end.

Discussion following AMERICAN FACTORY with directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, editor Lindsay Utz and composer Chad Cannon.
2019, Netflix, 115 min, USA, Dir: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Eight years after a Dayton, Ohio, auto plant shut down, it was revived by its new owner - Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang. Though hopes are high among local workers as the new Fuyao auto-glass factory opens, a culture clash threatens to shatter an American dream. This Oscar-nominated documentary is the first film from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. “The feature-length story [Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert] tell here is complex, stirring, timely and beautifully shaped, spanning continents as it surveys the past, present and possible future of American labor.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Tue, Jan 28, 2020 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Star Cynthia Erivo In Person!
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
Aero Theatre
Director Jérémy Clapin In Person!
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre