From producer/director Brad Lichtenstein, As Goes Janesville is an intimate verité documentary that follows three years in the lives of working people, business leaders, and elected officials in one American town, trying to reinvent their local economy – and their lives - amidst America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Set to air on PBS Independent Lens on Monday November 5th, Kartemquin's next release is As Goes Janesville, a co-production with 371 Productions.
Well ahead of that broadcast on the eve of the 2012 Election, the film - which depicts the struggles of business leaders and union workers to rebuild their lives and the town's finances after the 2008 closure of a GM plant - has been thrust into Wisconsin's turbulent political debates.
The following stations are confirmed to show the film: WLIW New York, PBS SoCal Los Angeles, WGBH Boston, MPTV World, Alaska One World, Blue Ridge PBS World, ETP2 World, GPB Knowledge Channel, IPTV World, KAID World, KBHE World, KBME DT, KCDT World, KCGE World, KCSD World, KDSD World, KDSE DT, KEET World, KERA WORLD, KESD WORLD, KETC WORLD, KFME DT, KIPT WORLD, KISU World, KIXE World, KJRE DT, KLRN World, KMDE DT, KNMD, KQSD WORLD, KSMN World, KSPS World, KSRE DT, KTSD WORLD, KUID World, KUSD World, KWCM Pioneer SD, KWSE DT, Maine World, Montana PBS World, NET2, PBS SoCal World, Smoky Hills DT4, SOPTV World, ThinkBright, TIU WORLD, VPT World, WCFE PBS World, WCNY World, WCTE World, WEDU Florida, WGBH WORLD, WGBY World, WGCU WORLD, WHRO WORLD, WILL DT, WJCT World, WKAR WORLD, WKNO2, WLIW 21 WORLD, WLJT World, WMEC WORLD, WMHT World, WNEG PBS WORLD, WORLD, WOUB Select, WPBT Create, WPSU World, WQEC WORLD, WQLN World, WSEC WORLD, WSIU World, WSKA DT2/ ThinkBright, WSRE WORLD, WTVP World, WUFT-TV/DT, WUSI WORLD, WVIZ PBS World, WXXI World, WYES DT2, Y Info, KPSD WORLD, KZSD WORLD, AETN-3 AETN PLUS/WORLD, Eight World, and WNPI-DT2.
WTTW11 Chicago will air Kartemquin's The Last Pullman Car on labor day, September 3rd, at 10pm. This broadcast of the film is the first since its original air date in 1984.
The Last Pullman Car is available on on DVD pre-order now at: