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UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program, Netflix, and the International Documentary Association present

American Factory

American Factory
November 1, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Q&A to follow the film with Julia Reichert, composer Chad Cannon and editor Lindsay Utz. Conversation moderated by Anne Thompson of Indiewire.

Free admission with RSVP!

American Factory  (2019)

Rust Belt, Ohio. In the husk of a huge, abandoned General Motors plant, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans and hundreds of native Chinese. Early days of hope and optimism are tested by the scale of the project and by the cultural differences between high-tech China and America’s postindustrial Midwest.

"The feature-length story they tell here is complex, stirring, timely and beautifully shaped, spanning continents as it surveys the past, present and possible future of American labor. (This is the first movie that Barack and Michelle Obama’s company Higher Ground Productions is releasing with Netflix.)"—New York Times

DCP, color, English and Mandarin with English subtitles, 115 min. Director: Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar.