Reel Economics #2 – Two Days, One Night on Saturday, October 1st
By Jonathan Donald Jenner
For those of you in Western Massachusetts, please join us on Saturday, October 1st at 7pm at the Unitarian Community of Amherst (121 N. Pleasant Street) for a free screening of ‘Two Days, One Night,” as the second installation of the Center for Popular Economics fall film series Reel Economics.
After the film, stay for a short talk and audience discussion about the political economy of divided workplaces under capitalism, with labor activist and UAW 2322 Grievance Coordinator, Avery Fürst.
‘Two Days, One Night’ is a critically acclaimed film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, nominated for the Palme D’or at the 2014 Cannes film festival, and several Best Actress awards for lead Marion Cotillard from various groups (European Film Award, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle).
J.R. Jones of The Chicago Reader writes that “In film after film the Dardennes have proven themselves the cinema’s most acute humanist critics of predatory capitalism; this masterful drama finds them at the top of their game, laying bare the endless uphill battle of getting workers to look out for each other.”
The film is in French, with English subtitles. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public, though donations to the Center for Popular Economics are always welcome.
Here is the Facebook Event page.