As Goes Janesville: ‘Sneak peek’ event today
Contact: Ally Davis
Milwaukee— A ‘sneak peek’ event will be held for As Goes Janesville, a 371 Productions documentary directed by Brad Lichtenstein, Wednesday, May 16 at Discovery World starting at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include a presentation by the filmmaker featuring clips from the movie and a special Q&A session. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start promptly at 6:15 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and go to $100 to support outreach for the film.
Interested members of the media can attend this ticketed event without charge by contacting Ally Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.465.2759 to be placed on the media list.
WHAT: As Goes Janesville ‘sneak peek’ event
WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Discovery World
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
As Goes Janesville catapults viewers to the front lines of America's debate over the future of our middle class – a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. First GM shuts down Janesville's century-old plant, causing mass layoffs and exile in search of work. Then newly-elected governor Scott Walker ignites a firestorm by introducing a bill to end collective bargaining, unleashing a fury of protest and sparking a recall election. We tell the epic tale from the inside, following 3 years in the lives of laid off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with the Governor to promote a pro business agenda that they believe will woo new companies to town, and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers' rights. As Goes Janesville, so goes America, a country mired in polarization and falling short of the American Dream.