FridayFLICS: AMERICAN DREAM

May 22, 2009 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Directed by Barbara Kopple (1990)- who also directed Harlan County USA

A gripping account of the protracted labor strike at the Hormel meat-packing plant in Austin, Minnesota, in 1984 when the Reagan administration demolished the nation’s air traffic controllers union. Oscar. Best documentary.

“Devastating…stirring, forthright… As important as it is good.” –NY Times

“…catches the joy and grief of testing the American dream in two hours of vital, provocative filmmaking. โ€˜ –Rolling Stone

“Stirring and disheartening… heart-ripping dilemmas …poignantly true and undeniably powerful.” –Washington Post

8pm – $5 suggested donation. ArtRage is handicapped accessible. Off-street parking at 408 & 414 Lodi Street.