Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cinema Reset and Antenna Gallery present free Labor Day "Heroes" film program

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Antenna Gallery and Cinema Reset will commemorate Labor Day with "Heroes," a 4-1/2 hour program of films designed to celebrate the American worker. The program includes three documentaries along with the fifth installment of Open Screen, in which local filmmakers can show original films up to 10 minutes in length and engage the audience in discussion about their work. The program takes place at Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Avenue on Labor Day, Sept. 1. Admission is free and open to the public. Here's the schedule:

3 p.m.Union Maids, an Oscar-nominated 1976 documentary about three women who organized the labor movement in 1930s Chicago.

4 p.m.Maquilapolis: City of Factories, a 2006 documentary that examines the lives of factory workers in Mexico to illuminate globalism.

5:30 p.m. — Open Screen, New Orleans. Those who want to screen an original short film should arrive by 5:15 to reserve a slot.

7:00 p.m.American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, an award-winning documentary about the extraordinary 99-year-old Detroit-based activist.

More info here and here.

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