DC Labor FilmFest

October 13 – October 19


Opening Night Feature: Manufactured Landscapes

Tues, Oct 13, 7:00

In Person: Director Jennifer Baichwal
Tickets $12 / $9 AFI Members
Jennifer Baichwal’s mesmerizing documentary on the work of artist Edward Burtynsky has deservedly gained a passionate following since its 2006 release, and here makes a much-needed return to the big screen in time to coincide with the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s new exhibit of Burtynsky’s photographs. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”- quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams -Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing viewers to meditate on man’s impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.

See the full schedule of screenings!

DC Labor FilmFest is featuring its …

First Annual Whistleblower Film Series

Free and Open to the Public

This first-ever series is part of a landmark, nine-year legislative effort to restore credible whistleblower rights for government employees. The Whistleblower Film Series – part of the 9th annual DC Labor FilmFest — showcases dramatic films that explore this vital issue at a critical time.

Film Schedule

Thursday, October 1: The Pentagon Wars
Thursday, October 8: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Thursday, October 15: Silkwood
Thursday, October 22: The Insider
Thursday, October 29: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers




Labor Film Poster Exhibit at the AFL-CIO

A terrific exhibit of labor film posters and stills is
on view at the AFL-CIO; the FilmFest has screened many of the featured films and assisted the exhibit curator in putting the show together (click herefor a report).