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
-TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT BOX OFFICE-
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
$90 includes Party only. For Film Tickets - please go to Oriental Box Office
Pair (two VIP tickets for Screening and Premiere Party): $150
$125 for Two Party Tickets
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.
Proceeds from the fundraisersupport “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.
With questions, please contact Ally Davis at email@example.com or call (414) 465-2759.