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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Washington Peace Center
1102 South Campus Commons
College Park, MD
Beyond the Classroom at the University of Maryland will be screening "As Goes Janesville" on November 20, 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 2:30 pm

AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St.
Chicago, IL
Premiering in the Chicago International Film Festival. Director Brad Lichtenstein and Editor Leslie Simmer will attend.

As Goes Janesville in Chicago Magazine; Tim Cullen goes indie

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.

 

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 4:00 pm

Kenilworth Square East 316
Milkwaukee, WI

Panelists will discuss the role of media in union organizing, what really happens in collective bargaining and the direction of unions today. Screenings of two Kartemquin Films labor documentaries—The Last Pullman Car and Taylor Chain II — will follow this panel. Clips from Milwaukee filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein’s forthcoming film, As Goes Janesville (being made in association with Kartemquin), will also be shown. The panel is part of the Milwaukee Film Festival's tribute to Kartemquin Films. Get more information.

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