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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

Labor Goes to the Movies, "Yol"

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:00 to 21:00

YOL
Turkey, Yilmaz Güney/Serif Gören, 1982

YOL.jpgImprisoned in 1974 with a sentence of 24 years, director Güney continued to write scripts, directed by others, while still in prison. In 1981 he escaped to Switzerland, where he edited Yol, which had been filmed by a collaborator while he was still in prison. Yol ( e Road) recounts the stories of five prisoners on leave as they travel to remote areas of Turkey. Each one returns to a world dominated by feudal tradition where family “honor” imposes obligations on the men, all revolving around the oppression of women who have “dishonored” the family.

The speaker for Yol will be Professor Nebahat Avcioglu of the Hunter College Art department.

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: 
212 354 1252

Labor Goes to the Movies, "Bab El-Oued City"

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:00

Held at a special location in October and November: CUNY Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, 7th Floor.

BAB-EL-OUED CITY
Algeria, Merzak Allouache, 1994

Winner of the International Critics’ Prize at Cannes and the grand prize at the 1994 Arab Film Festival in Paris, the film relates the story of a young man,Boualem, in the Bab el-Oued neighborhood of Algiers, shortly after riots in 1988.

(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.)

Location
CUNY Center for Worker Education
Address: 
25 Broadway, 7th Floor
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10006
RSVP Phone Number: 
212-354-1252

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