Summer Labor Film Series

A summer labor film series is being held at the Bundy Museum of History & Art, 129 Main St. Binghamton NY. All Screenings held in the Bundy Annex, behind the Museum at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Parking available in the church parking lot next door.

August 5th: Our Daily Bread: A depression era drama about an out of work urban couple who inherit a farm invite others to join them, turning it into a cooperative. The film displays the joys of cooperative labor against the deadening work performed under capitalism. Financed in part by Charlie Chaplin, the film was viewed by Hollywood studios as a supportive of Upton Sinclair’s End Poverty in California (EPIC) Gubernatorial campaign and the release was withheld until after the election! If only Hollywood just withheld all movies they now produce!

August 19th Pride: During the historic 1984-1985 showdown between Prime Minister of the UK, Maggie “Milk Snatcher” Thatcher and mine workers, a group of gay and lesbians aid the mineworkers by providing funds and stalwart front-line pickets. The film is based on a true story and demonstrates the power of working class alliances in an age of inequality. Oh, and it’s funny too!

 

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