May Day at the Movies: Comedy and Tragedy at Work

Commemorate International Workers’ Day at Hofstra’s 17thth annual film festival of new and classic movies focused on work and working people’s lives.


Presented by the Labor Studies Program 


Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time: 11:10 a.m.- 7:45 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


11:10 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. -- Inside Job: As the Ruplican Administration in Washington today dismantles regulations set up to prevent another Great Recession, this Oscar-winning documentary reminds us of the potential for future Wall Street meltdowns, mass unemployment and deepening inequality.

12:45 - 2:1- p.m. - Bread and Roses: British Director Ken Loach's dramatization of the successful "Justice for Janitors" union drive among thousands of poor immigrant office cleaners that helped inspire the recent "Fight for $15" movement. Academy Award winner Adrian Brody and Pilar Padilla star in this lively, entertaining and instructive movie.

2:20 - 3:45 p.m. - Anita: Today's #MeToo movement has reawakened interest in the path-breaking case of Anita Hill. In Senate hearings 25 years ago, the brave young African American law professor charged then-Suprement Court nominee, now Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment at work. This compelling documentary details how the then-shocking case played out, as well as what it means in our contemporary context.

6:30 - 7:45 p.m. - Class Dismissed - How Media Frames the Working Class: The 2016 presidential campaign was full of alleged concern for the "working class." How does mainstream media's depictions of work, working people and labor unions shape public perceptions and employment policies? Working class representations are examined from the 1950s to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows.


Free admission. Seating limited. No reservations.



Tuesday, May 01, 2018





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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