5/2: The Inheritance at Freddy’sPosted: April 24, 2012
Description: Movie Mike presents the landmark doc chronicling the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, THE INHERITANCE (dir. Harold Mayer, 1964, 58min) on his own 16mm print
“Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the film traces the growth of the American labor movement from immigrant arrival at Ellis Island through union participation in the civil rights struggle of the sixties. Focusing on the garment industry, the documentary exposes conditions in the sweatshops and ghettos of New York, Chicago, and Rochester, and depicts the police brutality accompanying protest. Plus more clips from Mike’s archives on the labor movement in the US. More on this timely screening at our sit
Details: Wednesday May 2, 8pm, FREE
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom – 627 5th Ave btw 17th and 18th St.
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