American Factory

American Factory

Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar

Saturday, February 15, 7:30 pm +



In the husk of a huge, abandoned General Motors plant in Dayton, OH—the same plant from The Last Truck—a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans and hundreds of native Chinese. Early days of hope and optimism are truly tested by the scale of the project and by the cultural differences between high-tech China and post-industrial Midwest America. The filmmakers take us deep inside the story, and the plant itself, examining this collision of cultures and the future of American labor and Chinese economic dominance. Screening courtesy of Netflix. Shortlisted for the Best Feature Documentary Oscar. 2019, U.S., DCP, 115 minutes.  Recommended for 12+.


Cinema + Directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar will be present for a post-screening Q&A.