Friday, November 30th, 2012
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Fall 2012 Screenings
Friday, September 28, 2012
Made in Dagenham
(Nigel Cole, UK, 2010, 113 min.)
In 1968, the Ford auto factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In addition to the thousands of male employees, there were 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assembled the car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. This film is based on the true story of Rita O'Grady and the workingwomen who made history with their quest for justice from the Ford Motor Company.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Where Do We Go Now?
(Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 2011, 110 min.)
Christian and Muslim women, young and old, in a ritual of grief for the men who have been killed on both sides of the religious divide, move slowly in a funeral march across an arid land, the dust swirling around them. Labaki’s film is a powerful story of women who set out to bring peace to their embattled village where Christian and Muslim men fight over everything. This film encourages us to ask how we each in our own way, wherever we are, can follow their example.
Friday, November 30, 2012
(Mark Herman, UK, 1997, 107 min.)This stirring film is about losing your job and reclaiming your soul. The closure of the coal mining industry by Margaret Thatcher became one of the most devastating tragedies of recent British social history. This story shows how survival and hope are always available to us through creativity and community. The surprising finale reveals how the Grimley Band enables its members to hold on to their souls when all else is going against them.