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Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 16, 2013, 2:23 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
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Robert Reich is the nation's 22nd Secretary of Labor. Hhmmmmm the state that labor is in right now - weeell I just don't know - I suppose it could still be a good recommendation.
So - on an off chance:
Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and friend of Campaign for America's Future, is the star of a new film Inequality for All.
It is an important and very entertaining film. It won the Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking at Sundance. And it is opening in theaters nationwide.
Beginning on September 27, Inequality for All will start showing in over 40 cities nationwide. (At the bottom of this email are the cities, theaters, and opening dates.)
You should see this film – and you should get others to see it. It dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American Economy. It leads to discussion about action to reverse inequality. And it is also a fun movie.
Inequality for All is a great vehicle for organizing. Many progressive groups are hosting screenings before the theatrical debut. If you can’t find one, you can email Stephanie and see if you can host one yourself.
Please see this movie – and pass on this email. Inequality for All could help spark a movement for an economy that works for us all.
Roger Hickey Co-director, Campaign for America's Future
Inequality for All - By Robert Reich
We're in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, and we can't seem to get out of it. Why? Because, exactly as in the 1920s, so much of the nation's income and wealth are going to the top, that the vast middle class doesn't have the purchasing power to keep the economy going.
I've spent most of my working life concerned about what's happening to American workers – their jobs, their wages, their hopes and fears. My father sold clothing to the wives of factory workers in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I watched as the factories began to close, and as those families struggled with a new economy. Households kept their living standards by sending those wives and mothers into paid work – a strategy that did the trick for a time. But when it no longer generated enough income, American families went deeper and deeper into debt – and that's been the vicious cycle most middle class Americans have been in ever since.
People are stressed. They're angry and frustrated, and the tide is only rising on that front. Their debt obligations are staggering, yet (if lucky enough to have a job), they're working harder and longer than ever before. People need to understand what's happening to them – because from their perspective, the picture looks pretty bleak.
Until we can take a step back and understand the big picture, we can't do anything to get ourselves out of this mess. Our democracy as we know it depends on it. I'm an educator. I love the classroom. But I also write books, appear on television and on the radio, and do everything else I can do to help people understand the economic truth. It's my life's work and it's more important than ever. One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action.
And this movie will do exactly that. Cities, Theaters, and Opening Dates
September 27, 2013
Atlanta: Tara Atlanta
Austin: Arbor Cinema at Great Hills
Charlotte: Manor Theatre
Dallas: Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Indianapolis: Keystone Art 7
Los Angeles: Landmark
Minneapolis: Uptown Theater
Phoenix: Camelview 5 Theatre
Philadelphia: Ritz 5 Movies
Plano: Angelika Plano
Portland: Fox Tower 10
San Francisco: Camera 7 Pruneyard
Seattle: Harvard Exit Theatre
October 4, 2013
Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater
Cleveland: Ceder Lee 6
Denver: Mayan Theater
Nashville: Belcourt Theater
Sarasota: Burns Court
Sacramento: Tower Theatre
Baltimore, MD: Charles Theater 5
October 11, 2013
Atlanta: Downtown West Cinema 6
Buffalo/Albany: Cinemapolis 5
Charlottesville, VA: Downtown Mall 6
Hawaii: Kahala Theaters
Kansas City: Tivoli @ Manor Square
Providence: Avon Cinema
Santa Rosa: Summerfield 5
Waterville, ME: Railroad Square Cinema 3
Winston-Salem: Aperture Cinema
October 18, 2013
Dayton: The Neon Cinema