Labor Goes to the Movies

Labor Goes to the Movies, a committee of the Executive Council, plans and organizes the PSC’s long-running film series. As a committee, we select the annual theme and films, usually after spirited discussion, and arrange for a speaker with expertise in the film’s subject to lead discussion. The committee is open to all, and includes film studies faculty as well as members who just love movies. We meet during the spring and summer to choose the following year’s films and stays in touch by attending the screenings each month. In this, its 15th season, the series will explore the theme of "Regime/Resistance."

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2017-2018 Film Series -- Regime/Resistance. As we try to decipher the meaning and consequences of the Trump presidency, Labor Goes to the Movies proposes films that examine the ideas of regime and resistance. Regimes can encompass systems of power often more supple than governments that come and go. The Trump administration, however apparently chaotic, straddles any number of such regimes: racism, sexism, neo-liberalism, occupation... This year’s series also samples some visions of resistance outside of the shrinking terrain of the electoral arena as we re-think the dead-ends of the left’s received wisdom.

Where to Invade Next--Fri., Sept. 15

This year, Labor Goes to the Movies will examine the theme “Regime/Resistance.” The film series begins with a screening of Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next (2015) on Fri., Sept. 15 in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor). In the film, Moore visits nine countries with better systems for dealing with an array of social and political problems. Doors open at 6 PM. Light refreshments provided. There is a $4 suggested donation. To watch the trailer for Where to Invade Next, click here.

North Country--Fri., Oct. 13

Guest Speaker: Hester Eisenstein is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center. Her latest book is Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women's Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World (2009).
Watch the trailer here.

The Settlers--Fri., Nov. 10

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Death of a Bureaucrat--Fri., Dec. 8

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Get Out--Fri., Feb. 16

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Persepolis--Fri., Mar. 9

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Nightcrawler--Fri., Apr. 13

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Salt of the Earth--Fri., May 11

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