Screening & Live Event
American Factory

Part of Curators' Choice 2019
Sunday, January 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar, and Jeff Reichert in person

Dirs. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert. 2019, 110 mins. DCP. In English and Chinese with English subtitles. In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a Fuyao factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio. For thousands of locals, the arrival of this multinational car-glass manufacturer meant regaining their jobs—and dignity—after the recession left them high and dry. Direct cinema legends Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert unfurl a story of economic globalization captured over many years from both the perspective of the American workers and their newly arrived Chinese managers and employers. Careful not to reduce their perspective too narrowly to matters of culture clash or anti-capitalist critique, Reichert and Bognar paint a multi-layered picture where no solution arrives without its own problems. Winner, Best Director in the 2019 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Competition, named Best Documentary at the 2019 Gotham Awards, and nominated for five Cinema Eye Honors.

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