AS GOES JANESVILLE Screenings
Community Cinema DC
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th ST, NW
AS GOES JANESVILLE catapults viewers to the front lines of America's debate over the future of its middle class – a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. First, General Motors shuts down Janesville's century-old plnt, causing mass layoffs and residents exiled in search of work. Then newly elected governor Scott Walker ignites a firestorm by introducing a bill to end collective bargaining, unleashing a fury of protest and sparking a recall election. Spend three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with the governor to promote a pro-business agenda that they believe will woo new companies to town; and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers' rights. As goes Janesville, so goes America, a polarized nation losing its grasp on the American Dream. Learn more about Community Cinema here!
Addional WASHINGTON DC Screening;
OCTOBER 28 @ 5PM; BUSBOYS and POETS, 2021 14th ST, NW