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Labor Goes to the Movies-Leviathan

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

Leviathan (France/UK/USA, Castaing-Taylor and Paravel, 2012)
leviathan.jpgThe film records the sounds and images of a commercial fishing boat off the coast of New Bedford, Massachussetts. Without a word of commentary, with virtually no audible dialogue, smothered under the unceasing roar of the machinery and the sea, the filmmakers shared the multiple lightweight cameras with the crew, capturing the intense sensorial experience of the work on the boat. Not only does the film withhold judgment on the activity of the boat and crew, but the filmmakers specifically wanted to allow no privileged status to the humans: “In typical cinema fiction or non-fiction humans occupy the pride of place. . . In our films I guess we always try to relativise the human and to make them be as, I think in reality we are, part of a much larger sphere of nature.” “visually ravishing, Leviathan is in every way sensational.”– J. Hoberman.

Location
PSC CUNY Union Hall
Address: 
61 Broadway, 15th fl
City: 
NEW YORK
State: 
New York (NY)
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
212 354 1252 ex 270

Labor Goes to the Movies-Pickpocket

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

Pickpocket
Pickpocket (France, Bresson, 1959)

Robert Bresson, one of the great French precursors of the New Wave, made films that managed to reach the spiritual through a rigorous anchoring in the material world. The hypnotic recurrence of objects, gestures, sounds and “models” (his term for actors) fills Bresson’s films, a resolutely modern world shorn of traditional cultural moorings, leaving characters adrift yet searching. Adapted from Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Pickpocket transforms the meticulous criminal craft into visual ballet, a startling appreciation of the beauty of manual work.

Location
PSC CUNY Union Hall
Address: 
61 Broadway, 15th fl
City: 
NEW YORK
State: 
New York (NY)
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
212 354 1252 ex 270

Labor Goes to the Movies-Ikiru

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

Ikiru (Japan, Kurosawa, 1952)

ikiruLGTM.jpgFor all of Akira Kurosawa's legendary samurai action films, this stirring Tolstoy-inspired drama is considered by many to be his true masterpiece. For decades, Mr. Watanabe has been nothing more than a single cog in the hopelessly overcomplicated machinery of the municipal government. Only the sudden diagnosis of gastric cancer—giving him less than a year to live--makes him realize how lonely and empty his life has been, and pushes him to search for some meaning in his final days. Kurosawa casts a harsh critical eye on both the ineffectual Japanese bureaucracy and the gaudy sleaze of the occupying American culture. "I have seen Ikiru every five years or so, and . . .the older I get, the less Watanabe seems like a pathetic old man, and the more he seems like every one of us." writes Roger Ebert, who named it a Great Movie in 1996.

Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Work". Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2013-14 screenings.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

Location
PSC CUNY Union Hall
Address: 
61 Broadway, 15th fl
City: 
NEW YORK
State: 
New York (NY)
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
212 354 1252 ex 270

Women’s Committee Screening of Passionate Politics Documentary

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:30 to 21:00

The PSC Women’s Committee invites you to a screening of Passionate Politics, a documentary about lesbian feminist trailblazer Charlotte Bunch.A discussion with filmmaker Tami Gold will follow the film. Refreshments provided. Learn more at passionatepoliticsfilm.com.

Location
PSC Union Hall
Address: 
61 Broadway, 16th floor
City: 
New York
Zip: 
10004

Celebrate Women’s Activism at a Screening of Passionate Politics

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:30 to 21:00

The PSC Women’s Committee invites you to a screening of Passionate Politics, a documentary about lesbian feminist trailblazer Charlotte Bunch. The film will be shown Fri., Apr. 19 in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). Doors open at 6:30 PM. A discussion with filmmaker Tami Gold will follow the film. Refreshments provided. RSVP with Marcia Newfield at mnewfield@pscmail.org. Learn more at passionatepoliticsfilm.com.

Location
PSC Union Hall
Address: 
61 Broadway, 16th Floor
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Zip: 
10006

Labor Goes to the Movies, "My Son the Fanatic"

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

My Son the Fanatic (UK/France, Prasad, 1997)

Parvez, a Pakistani taxi driver in a small British city, confronts flaring hatreds, his own bleak prospects, and his son Farid’s burgeoning fundamentalism in this 1997 drama directed by Udayan Prasad. Adapted by Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Launderette) from his own short story — based on his father’s life — and featuring a riveting, prize-winning performance by the Hindi actor Om Puri playing the lead as the tolerant, secular Muslim Parvez.

Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

This film screening also been included in the first annual Global Labor Film Festival, which highlights labor film festivals and screenings through the month of May. Details here.

Location
United States
Address: 
61 Broadway
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
2123541252

Labor Goes to the Movies, "The Dupes"

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

The Dupes (Syria, Saleh, 1973)

“In this [film], one of Arab cinema’s best ...dramas of real suspense, individuals and a people, the world and time, desire and the law all flicker off and on and finally consume each other.” – Roy Armes.

Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

Location
United States
Address: 
61 Broadway
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
2123541252

Labor Goes to the Movies, "Moolade"

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 18:00

Moolade(Senegal, Sembene, 2004)

The final film of the acclaimed Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, Moolaadé depicts the conflict in a village in Burkina Faso over the growing resistance to female genital mutilation.
Light food and drink provided. The film was awarded the prize Un Certain Regard at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light food and drink provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

Location
United States
Address: 
61 Broadway
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
2123541252

Labor Goes to the Movies, "One-Zero"

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

One-Zero(Egypt, Abu Zekry, 2009)

Set in Cairo on the eve of an important soccer match, One-Zero interweaves stories of Cairo inhabitants from various walks of life, including a Coptic woman seeking a divorce, a valet who lives in a working-class neighborhood where he deals hashish, a beautician, an emerging pop star, a hairstylist, and an alcoholic talk show host.

Light food and drink provided. Doors open at 6pm.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

Location
United States
Address: 
61 Broadway
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
2123541252

Labor Goes to the Movies-Saturday Double Feature

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/19/2013 - 12:00

Join us for a Saturday Labor Goes to the Movies double feature.

A Separation (Iran, Farhadi, 2011)

2012 winner of best foreign film Oscar and the Golden Bear for Best Film and multiple wins for its actors at the Berlin Film Festival, and many other film festivals, A Separation has made an impact around the world.

Close-up (Iran, Kiarostami, 1990)

Close-up was voted the best Iranian film in history, and Kiarostami was voted the most important director of the 1990s by U.S. critics. The film “ultimately leaves the audience defenseless against the extraordinary power of its final scenes, which are as transcendent — and as shrewd — as anything in cinema.” Godfrey Cheshire.

Doors open at noon. A discussion will follow the films. Light refreshments provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

Location
United States
Address: 
61 Broadway
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
2123541252

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