COMMUNITY CINEMA

Community Cinema "As Goes Janesville"
Air Date: 
Tuesday, Oct 16th - 7:00pm
Episode Title: 
As Goes Janesville

Free Screening at TTU's Backdoor Playhouse: WCTE's Community Cinema film for October is As Goes Janesville, a verité documentary that records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders, and elected officials all trying to reinvent their lives and their midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The story begins shortly after the factory closed in 2008 and continues through a standoff between the newly elected governor and 14 Democratic state senators, one of whom is a main character in the film.

Watch Focus on the Challenges That Janesville Faces on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

 

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