San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Olympia Premiere! Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The Defenders), AMERICAN WINTER follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the economic downturn. Shot over the winter of 2011-12 in Portland, Oregon, this powerful film reveals the human impact of budget cuts to social services, rising poverty and economic inequality, and the fracturing of the American Dream. The film premiered on HBO in March 2013 and won Best Documentary Award at the Portland International Film Festival. Most recently, AMERICAN WINTER won "Best of the Festival" at the Workers Unite! Film Festival.
YOU ARE INVITED to stay following the film for a Q & A with local experts to provide access to resources and talk about how the themes of AMERICAN WINTER are relevant to our community.
Please note -- Tickets are free; first-come, first-served. Seating is NOT guaranteed.
When & Where
Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable
The Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable is a collaborative group of foreclosure prevention service providers and allies working in Pierce County to prevent foreclosure and help the community deal with its effects. The group first convened in 2012 and meets quarterly to discuss trends, news, trainings, events, resources, and how we as a community can better serve Pierce County homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure.
This screening is brought to Washington by the partners of the Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable: Seattle University School of Law's Foreclosure Mediation & Outreach Project, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Program and Home Justice Project, Northwest Justice Project's Foreclosure Prevention Unit, Washington Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Columbia Legal Services, Associated Ministries, Washington Department of Financial Institutions, Washington Association of Justice, South Sound Outreach, Parkview Services, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, Puget Sound Mediation, and others including housing counselors, mediators, paralegals and attorneys.