Economics

Watch As Goes Janesville on PBS & get BizVizz on your iPhone

Tonight at 10pm, PBS Independent Lens re-broadcasts As Goes Janesville, the award-winning "political thriller" (New York Times) documentary by Brad Lichtenstein that examines one Wisconsin town divided by class and ideological differences on how to recover from the closure of its primary employer, a General Motors plant.

To coincide with the re-broadcast and the film's release on DVD and VOD, the filmmakers have also released BizVizz, the first mobile iPhone app to make corporate behavior transparent. Get BizVizz today FREE from the iTunes App store.

Continued

Get As Goes Janesville on DVD and VOD

Kartemquin's newest DVD release is As Goes Janesville, our acclaimed co-production with Milwaukee's 371 Productions. The film aired on PBS Independent Lens in October 2012 to great reviews and an emotional audience response. Grab the film today on DVD from our store. For educational institutions, please purchase the film from Cinema Guild. The film will also be available soon on the following Video-On-Demand platforms, thanks to distribution via FilmBuff: iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, Vudu, Roxionow, Xbox and Playstation.
Continued

The Last Pullman Car Arrives on DVD

The Last Pullman Car is now available on DVD. Purchase it here.

The award-winning 1983 documentary is about union workers fighting closure of a Chicago rail car plant. Capturing the workers’ struggle against elected officials, the Pullman-Standard Company and the national union, the 28-year-old film couldn’t be more relevant than in today’s harsh economic times.

A new DVD feature shows the film’s main subjects emotionally returning to the building of the former plant to watch the film with an invited audience. One workingman from this audience asks them what lessons can he learn from their experience: “You know we have to start supporting people and the political arena that supports the working class,” one of the film’s subjects firmly answers.

Continued

Sneak peek of documentary on youth homelessness at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

In The Homestretch directors Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly explore urban homelessness amongst adolescents enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools. An estimated 15,000+ CPS students are homeless, with an estimated 1.6 million children nationwide "with no home and very limited adult support." The in-progress film is part of the opening night presentation of the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival on October 5th, 6:15pm at the Showplace Icon theater. The first ever public preview of The Homestretch will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and Beth Cuningham of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (Get tickets).
Continued

Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am

Round Rock Public Library
216 East Main Street
Round Rock, TX

As Goes Janesville will be showing on October 25th at the Round Rock Library in Texas. The film is a part of the Community Cinema Screenings program, an Independent Lens initiative that seeks to provoke public dialogue and action around social issues. Stay tuned for screening time specifics!

Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Denver Film Society
2510 East Colfax
Denver, CO

As Goes Janesville will be screening on October 21st at the Denver Film Society. The film is a part of the Community Cinema Screenings program, an Independent Lens initiative that seeks to provoke public dialogue and action around social issues.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Economics