Saturday, April 13 @ 6:30pm

Followed by Q+A with Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert


Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
115 min, U.S., 2019

What happens when a Chinese multinational company re-opens a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio, hiring both Chinese and American laborers and managers to work together? In this “impressive in-every-way,” “fly-on-the-wall” “masterpiece” (, Sundance 2019 Best Directing award-winners Bognar and Reichart chronicle a culture clash that is at once humorous and demoralizing. Balancing the intimate, hard-knocks stories of workers from both sides of the world with the larger complex geopolitical stakes at play, the film is a “fascinating tragicomedy” (Indiewire) that chronicles the hopes, dreams, and pitfalls of globalization with incredible multilingual access, from a pro-union forklift operator to the company’s Chinese billionaire CEO. “Elegantly shot and edited,” writes The New York Times, American Factory “can be heartbreaking.”