"As Goes Janesville" documentary screening & Q & A with producer Brad Lichtenstein
From site: News & Events
Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Wilson Theatre, Mayer Hall
Sponsored by: News & Events
Contact: Jenny Tschudy
A documentary by 371 Productions and Kartemquin Films As Goes Janesville catapults viewers to the front lines of America’s debate over the future of our middle class – a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. read more.
This event is free and open to the campus and community.
Brad Lichtenstein is an award-winning filmmaker and the president of 371 Productions. He has been working in documentary production since 1992. He’s in post-production on his next film, As Goes Janesville, a documentary about how a town survives and reinvents amid the loss of their century-old GM plant and the worst recession since the 30′s. It will air on the PBS series Independent Lens in October of 2012. He’s developing technology and transmedia projects for the common good, including What We Got; DJ Spooky’s Quest for the Commons. And he’s developing Once You’re Dead, a film that compares America’s dominant culture of death denial to how other cultures around the world deal with death.
Before making his own films, Brad associate produced FRONTLINE’s Peabody award-winning presidential election year special, Choice ’96, and Lumiere Production’s PBS series, With God on Our Side: The History of the Religious Right. With Lumiere, he produced and directed André’s Lives, a portrait of the “Jewish Schindler;” Safe, about domestic violence, Caught in the Crossfire, about Arab-Americans after 9/11, and the BBC/Court TV co-production of Ghosts of Attica, about the infamous 1971 prison uprising and aftermath, for which he was awarded a Dupont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism. His film, Almost Home, a PBS Independent Lens documentary about people who live and work in an elder-care community, continues to be featured in workshops on aging and caregiving 5 years since its premiere broadcast. Brad’s work is supported by the Blue Mountain Center, Creative Capital, Helen Bader Foundation, the HKH Foundation, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the International Documentary Association, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Tides Foundation.
Brad taught documentary production for 5 years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he founded doc|UWM, a documentary film center that provides students with professional documentary experiences. Brad’s films can be seen in theaters, at festivals, in museums, and on television all over the world.