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“Cradle Will Rock” (Twin Cities Labor Movie Night)
December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
December’s labor movie night film is “Cradle Will Rock” (1999), an American historical drama film written, produced and directed by Tim Robbins. The story fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the development of the 1937 musical “The Cradle Will Rock” by Marc Blitzstein; it adapts history to create an account of the original production, bringing in other stories of the time to produce a social commentary on the role of art and power in the 1930s, particularly amidst the struggles of the labor movement at the time and the corresponding appeal of socialism and communism among many intellectuals, artists and working-class people in the same period.
Twin Cities Labor Movie Night, and the screening of “Cradle Will Rock” is co-sponsored by AFSCME Local 3800, AFSCME Council 5, AFSCME Local 2822, Local 34, Local 1164, Local 607. Teamsters Local 638, IBEW 292, UNITE-HERE Local 17, Minneapolis Labor Review.
Free and open to all.
- East Side Freedom Library