Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"As Goes Janesville"

The people of Milwaukee have a special opportunity this weekend to see the documentary that everyone has talked about -  "As Goes Janesville".  This multi award winning documentary will be shown on Saturday Night in Milwaukee! 

Join us for the Milwaukee premiere of

"As Goes Janesville"
A film by Brad Lichtenstein
Saturday, October 6, 2012
5:00 p.m. - Screening at
Oriental Movie Theater, 2230 North Farwell Avenue
7:00 p.m. - Premiere Party fundraiser at
Alterra's Back Room, 2211 North Prospect Avenue

Individual (one VIP ticket for Screening and Premiere Party): $100
Pair (two VIP tickets for Screening and Premiere Party): $150
VIP ticket for screening only : $10

A ticket for the Premiere Party includes a VIP reserved ticket to the film's October 6 screening and entry into the Premiere Party. Entertainment at the Premiere Party by blackmix with food and drinks provided by our sponsors Milwaukee Brewing Company, Alterra and Localicious

Proceeds from the fundraiser support “BizLab,” the community engagement campaign to use the film as a way to bring together business, labor and other key civic groups in communities across America. Building on the film's themes of economic reinvention, middle class struggle and political polarization, the filmmakers are engaging communities in a process that brings people out of their ideological encampments in order to discover common ground on which they might work together in reviving their local economies.

As Goes Janesville reports from America’s heartland — the city of Janesville, Wisconsin, home of Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican candidate for vice president. When GM shuts down the community’s century-old plant, forcing workers to leave their families in search of decent jobs, local business leaders seize the moment to woo new companies. A cautionary tale for a polarized country falling short of the American Dream, the film follows three years in the lives of laid-off workers struggling to survive, business leaders trying to reinvent their local economy and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to negotiate a peace for his warring state while protecting workers’ rights. As Goes Janesville, so goes America. A co-production between 371 Productions, Kartemquin Films and Independent Television Service (ITVS), As Goes Janesville will air nationally beginning October 8 on the PBS series Independent Lens.

What a great way to spend a Saturday night, good food, great drinks, outstanding company and an award winning documentary!  

Buy Tickets here!  

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