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A Crime to Fit the Punishment (Film screening)

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to a screening and discussion of the documentary film

A Crime to Fit the Punishment
Wednesday, October 3, 7pm

In September, East Side Freedom Library screened the “underground” classic labor film, “Salt of the Earth.” It was made in 1954 by blacklisted writers, directors, cameramen, and actors, who said that they had been driven out of Hollywood not because of anything they had done, but because of their ideas. They came together in southern Arizona to make a film that would have been worth getting kicked out of Hollywood for. They said they were committing a “crime to fit the punishment.”  

Now we invite you to see the 45 minute documentary film that was made in 1982 about the making of “Salt of the Earth,” and to continue our reflection on the film itself and what it suggests about the connections between the struggles for workers’, immigrants’, and women’s rights. And what it suggests about the ways that art can be used to tell these stories.

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Free and open to all
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294


October 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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