May 25, 2017 6:00 – 10:00 PM
National Writers Union
256 West 38th St.
New York, NY 10018
Workers Unite Film Festival: Closing Night Double Feature
Celebrate the close of the 6th Annual Worker’s Unite Film Festival at the National Writers Union. Join us for an evening of film and activism with a special double feature. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening, and we will announce the winner of the Working Lives Screenplay Contest.
Bordertown – Since 1993, an estimated 400 women have been murdered in Juarez, Mexico, a factory town that is home to people who toil away at “maquiladoras” (border factories) making cheap consumer goods for the US market. “Bordertown” tells the story of Lauren Fredricks (Jennifer Lopez), an ambitious newspaper reporter, who has been sent to the border city by her editor (Martin Sheen) to investigate what has happened to them, and how their rapes and murders are being covered up by local authorities. (2006, 1 hr 52 min)
The Molly Maguires – Set in late 19th century Northeastern Pennsylvania, this classic labor film tells the story of an undercover detective who visits a coal mining community to investigate worker exploitation. Inspired by actual events, the film portrays the rebellious leader of the Molly Maguires, the secret society of Irish immigrants, and his will to achieve social justice. Starring Sean Connery and Richard Harris (1970, 2 hrs 4 min)
This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your space today: www.workersunitefilmfestival.org
Now in its 6th year, the annual Workers Unite Film Festival brings together activists, academics and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds for a celebration of social justice and the arts. Through dozens of documentary screenings, community forums, and interactive events across New York City, the festival provides working people with a platform to tell their stories while leading a movement for meaningful change.