Farewell to Factory Towns?

Category: 
Documentary Short
Film Website: 
http://farewelltofactorytowns.com/
Credits
Director: 
Maynard Seider
Co-Producer: 
James Lescault
Cinematographer: 
Peter Gentile
Composer: 
Alice Spatz
Synopsis: 

What can residents of communities that have been devastated by deindustrialization do to improve their condition during a time of austerity, war and anti-labor attacks? The film focuses on the introduction of a massive museum of contemporary art in the same buildings that housed Sprague Electric Company in a typical New England mill town. Billed as an engine of economic development, the museum hasn't produced the jobs it promised and the city's downtown is semi-deserted. The film argues that national policy must change and that vibrant unions and social movements are needed to bring about a new 'New Deal' to deal with the social and economic crisis facing U.S. cities today.

Completion Date: 
2012-04
Country: 
United States
Runtime: 
1 hour 1 minute
Schedule
Venue: 
Market House Studio Theatre
Time: 
Friday, November 8 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Maiden Alley Cinema
Time: 
Saturday, November 9 - 5:00pm