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Battle of Homestead Foundation Movie Program

Latest: April 2017Battle-of-Homestead-pumphouse
Founded: 1990
Venue: The Pump House, Homestead, PA
Website

Most recent screening: Aliquippa: The Union Comes to “Little Siberia.” April 22, 2017
Click here for current calendar

The Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF) is a diverse organization of citizens, workers, educators and historians. It’s purpose is to preserve, interpret, and promote a people’s history focused on the significance of the dramatic labor conflict at Homestead, Pennsylvania in 1892. While the many consequences of that tragic event persist in society, the sole existing structure of the 1892 Homestead Steel Works is the site of the battle itself, Pump House No. 1 , located in Munhall, Pa. Toward those goals and objectives, BHF was incorporated in 1997 as a non-profit corporation for charitable and educational purposes. BHF evolved from the Homestead Strike Centennial Commemorative Committee, founded in 1990.

After the dismantling of the historic Homestead Steel Works in the 1980s, then-owner Park Corporation performed restorative work on the Pump House. In 1996, BHF was formed in response to Park’s efforts, developing plans for a minimalist interpretive program for the site. Park welcomed the initiatives, and subsequent owners and developers, Continental Real Estate, also proved hospitable. Today the site is owned and benevolently operated by Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, who also offer many educational programs, tours, and events related to the Pump House as well as other local points of interest.

Since 1990, an impressive list of productions and events pertaining to the Pump House have been presented, supported, and organized by BHF.

Contact: 412-848-3079 or 724-935-2677
Charles McCollester charlie.mccollester@gmail.com
Website: http://battleofhomestead.org/events.php

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

New Mexico Labor Film Festival

Santa Fe, New MexicoNewMexicoLFF
Founded: 2015 (originally the Santa Fe Labor Film Festival)
Latest festival; April 30-May 1, 2017
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The New Mexico Labor Film Festival is dedicated to providing its community with films, panels and events that inform, educate, motivate and celebrate labor through the moving image arts and cinematic world.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

São Paulo, Brazil: Brazilian International Labour Film Festival

Latest festival: May 15-19, 2017Brazilian International Labour Film Festival
Espaço Cultural Casa do Lago
University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Website: http://bilff.org/

 

Workers of the world, film!
The Mostra CineTrabalho / Brazilian International Labour Film Festival (BILFF) is a university extension activity of the UNESP – São Paulo State University. The event merges the cultural characteristics of a film festival with the academic discipline of social sciences to bring together knowledge and a critical view of the labour world. The BILFF aims to honour and support the film-makers whose productions regard working conditions and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of a wide range of labour issues.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Bristol Radical Film Festival*

Bristol, South West Englandbristol-ff
Founded: 2012
Latest Festival: 2017: October 14-17

And WE’RE BACK! This year – at Trinity! We’ve got a great line up of films from around the world showcasing the best in radical cinema. We’re just finalising the programme in the next few weeks – so keep an eye out for the programme launch.

As always, we have a short film programme that features the best of new radical short form video from around the world and those wonderful rarities you won’t find at any other event in the city.

We’ll be launching the full programme shortly and tickets will be available soon. In the meantime, like our event page on Facebook.

The Bristol Radical Film Festival was set-up in 2011 to provide a public platform for explicitly political cinema from a range of left-wing perspectives. Since then we have held monthly screenings at The Cube Cinema as well as an annual festival which takes places a range of progressive, community-based spaces across the city. Contact us at bristolradicalfilmfestival@gmail.com.

website: http://bristolradicalfilm.org.uk/ (currently being re-developed)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadicalFilmFestival
email: bristolradicalfilmfestival@gmail.com

*while not exclusively a labor film festival, the Bristol Radical Film Festival’s focus on progressive issues ensures that many of its screenings include films about work, workers and workers issues.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Glasgow, Scotland: GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch Labor Films

Land and FreedomGlasgow-scotland
Film screening and discussion
Thursday 12th February (2015) at 7:15pm
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

first screening was Bread & Roses on 23 Nov 2014

The Navigators IS pencilled in for 30 April too; We also have plans for The Happy Lands screening at some point.

Tommy Breslin
Branch Secretary, GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch.
Email: tbreslin@stuc.org.uk
Twitter: @GMBGlasGenApex

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Construir Cine Film Festival

Buenos Aires, Argentinaconstruir-cine

Latest festival: May 11-17, 2017

Website (English)
Facebook page

Eduardo Miri emiri@construirtv.com

 
 

DC Labor FilmFest

Latest FilmFest: May 1-31, 2017

Founded
: 2001
Venue: Multiple, including American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre, Silver Spring MD, AFL-CIO, Busboys and Poets

The DC Labor FilmFest is an annual film festival dedicated to showing films about work, workers and worker’s issues. As of 2014, it began anchoring the DC LaborFest, which includes labor music, art, books, history and more.

2017 DC LABORFEST LINE-UP: ​DETAILS, LINKS & TRAILERS! 2017-05-19-matew1-170516-386_1_orig
The 2017 LaborFest line-up included 22 labor films, 17 labor history tours, walks and bike rides, eight labor music events, five labor art tours, plus the fourth DC United Labor Night and, new this year, a union beer and whiskey tasting!

John Sayles
— who appeared at the May 16 DC LaborFest screening of “Matewan” (right)— received the LaborFest’s Tony Mazzocchi Labor Arts Award and did a Q&A after the film.

Despite – or perhaps because of – the change in political leadership after last year’s elections, labor arts are flourishing, as artists respond and activists find inspiration and sustenance.

In addition to a terrific line-up of labor films this year, we’re pleased to bring back many popular LaborFest performers and events and to expand to a number of new venues, including local museums like the National Gallery of Art. CLICK HERE for details and links.

Contact:
Chris Garlock, Director
cgarlock@dclabor.org
202-974-8153
Washington, DC 20006
United States