Free screening of American Factory is Thursday

A free screening of American Factory, the new award-winning Netflix film about workers' rights in the global economy, is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at C2 Event Venue 225 E. Breckenridge St. in Louisville.

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The special screening is co-hosted by the Labor and Employment Law Society, a student organization at the University of Louisville School of Law. 

Louisville is the first stop on American Factory's nationwide tour. The screening will be followed by a question- and-answer session with film co-director Julia Reichert and WAVE-TV anchor Dawne Gee. The session will include a conversation about supporting workers in Louisville. 

Released this year, the film is about a Chinese-based company's auto glass factory in Moraine, Ohio, a Dayton suburb. It is the first film by Higher Ground Productions, former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's production company. 

American Factory premiered last winter at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was well-received. In April, the film earned the Best Documentary Feature Award at the River Run International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

IndieWire's Eric Kohn called the film "a fascinating tragicomedy about the incompatibility of American and Chinese industries." American Worker "gestures toward the end of the working world we know – and to the rise of the machines," according to David Edelstein, senior movie critic at Vulture.

More information is available from Bethany Dailey by phone at 502 852-6374 and by email at [email protected]