As Goes Janesville
with filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
6:30-8:30pm (doors open 6:00pm)
Theatre N at Nemours
11th and Tatnall Streets
Wilmington, DE 19801
This event is FREE and open to the public.
About the Film
As Goes Janesville catapults viewers to the front lines of America’s debate over the future of its middle class – a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. It begins when General Motors shuts down Janesville’s century-old plant, causing mass layoffs and residents exiled in search of work. Spend three 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 polarized nation losing its grasp on the American Dream.
After the Film
WHYY Delaware’s First reporter, Nichelle Polston moderates a discussion with Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker, As Goes Janesville director/producer Brad Lichtenstein and audience members in response to the film on economic development in the greater Wilmington area.