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“As Goes Janesville” comes to Beloit (meet the filmmaker)

October 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

The documentary As Goes Janesville has been making the rounds this fall, appearing on the PBS series “Independent Lens” and screening at film festivals and community viewings across the country. Next stop? Beloit.

As Goes Janesville 

Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, the president of 371 Productions, will be on campus to screen his documentary next Tuesday (Oct. 23) at 7 p.m. in Wilson Theatre, with a Q & A to follow the movie. The event is co-sponsored by Beloit College and the Beloit Public Library.

Described as [catapulting] viewers to the front lines of America’s debate over the future of our middle class,” thefilm follows three years in the lives of laid-off General Motors workers, and focuses attention on Wisconsin’s political contention over collective bargaining issues.

filmmaker 

You can read more about the film and the locals it portrays at the official website.