American Factory

In this documentary, hopes soar when a Chinese company reopens a shuttered factory in Ohio. But a culture clash threatens to shatter an American dream.

Thu Sep 19 7:30 PM

The Film

American Factory

Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert | US | 110

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, A Lion in the House, Seeing Red) comes American Factory, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. Working side-by-side with experienced Chinese workers, the locals are optimistic about the future for the first time in almost a decade. But early days of hope give way to setbacks as high-tech China collides with working-class America, and issues of language and culture become seemingly insurmountable walls between clashing factions.

Performer

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell is a Nashville-born, New York-based country music artist. Since her critically acclaimed debut, 2000's Not The Tremblin' Kind, Cantrell’s music has been celebrated in The New York Times, “O” Magazine, Elle, and the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “Weekend Edition.” She has performed on “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Mountain Stage,” and the “Grand Ole Opry,” and appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and Sundance Channel’s “Spectacle: Elvis Costello.” Her most recent release, Laura Cantrell At The BBC, compiles the best of her UK radio performances from 2000-2005, tracing the arc of her rise as an Americana artist on the airwaves of the British Broadcasting Corporation. “... she sings in a sweet, clear, purposeful voice...” —The New York Times “...impeccable...a strong, confident, articulate woman determined to plough her own furrow—all the while reminding the country music business where it came from.” —The Telegraph

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music from Laura Cantrell
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:15 PM
Q&A
10:45 PM
After-Party
Rooftop members use your dedicated member code to secure guaranteed seating on the Can Factory roof!

No outside alcohol is permitted. Seating is first come, first served.

Venue

The Old American Can Factory

232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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