September 6-December 6, 2018
For a complete listing of films and dates, check out the list below.
NOTE: The 2022 program does not have a work/labor focus, but may be of interest nonetheless.
FALL 2018: WORK/PLACE
The films programmed for this semester’s Film Collective explore intersections of labor and location. As residents of Michigan we all live, study, and work in a place that has been profoundly shaped by the history of industrial work and the labor movement. Our location offers a point from which to engage films, from around the world, that address how places have been defined, constructed, destroyed, or transformed by changing forms of work and by migrations of workers. The films include examples of workers stuck in place, of workers dislocated by global flows of capital, of spaces defined by gendered labor or by populations of guest workers not protected by the rights of citizenship. Forms of labor examined by the films include factory and agricultural labor, but also domestic, affective, and intellectual labor. The films may also reflect on the work of filmmaking itself—particularly in the labor-intensive fields of animation and digital effects.
9/6 9 to 5 (Colin Higgins, 1980)
9/13 Faces Places (Agnes Varda and JR, 2017)
9/20 Dor (Nagesh Kukunoor, 2006)
9/27 The Solitary Life of Cranes (Eva Weber, 2008) and London (Patrick Keiller, 1994)
10/4 Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, 2012)
10/11 The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
10/18 Baran (Majid Majidi, 2001)
10/25 The Coca-Cola Kid (Dušan Makavejev, 1985)
11/1 Salt for Svanetia (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1930)
11/8 Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov, 1980)
11/15 The Forgotten Space (Allan Sekula, 2010)
11/29 The Red Road (Andrea Arnold, 2006)
12/6 The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1994)