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January 24, 2013

MISSOULA

The Missoula Area Central Labor Council will present the 8th annual Missoula Labor Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at the Roxy Theater, located at 718 S. Higgins Ave. The event showcases documentary films on the topic of workers, unions and the history of the labor movement.

The schedule of films is:

  • 7 p.m. Friday: “Manufactured Landscapes,” a feature-length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of manufactured landscapes – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams – Burtynsky creates art from civilization’s materials and debris.
  • 6 p.m. Saturday: “American Teacher,” a documentary that tells the story of the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across the country. The film is narrated by Matt Damon and based on The New York Times bestseller “Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers.”
  • 8:15 p.m. Saturday: Woody Guthrie-tribute singer Scott Hohnstein of The Workers will perform songs of labor and love in honor of Guthrie’s 100th birthday.
  • 8:40 p.m. Saturday: “Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie and the Bonneville Power Administration,” this documentary traces Guthrie’s time writing songs for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bonneville Power Administration on the Columbia River.

There is a recommended donation of $5 for one night and $9 for both. The festival is co-sponsored by The University of Montana unions: the University Faculty Association and the Montana Public Employees Association.

For more information call Missoula Area Central Labor Council Trustee Clare Kelly at 406-529-3875 or email jouisns@gmail.com.

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Contact: Clare Kelly, trustee, Missoula Area Central Labor Council, 406-529-3875, jouisns@gmail.com; David Shively, president, UM University Faculty Association, 406-243-6478 , david.shively@umontana.edu.