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THE TAKE at the Red Vic Movie House 2/18 - 2/27

Friday, February 18, 2005
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Dennis Conroy
Location Details:
Red Vic Movie House
1727 Haight St.
SF, CA 94117

The Take
A film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein

The Take explores Worker-Takeovers of Factories to Fight Argentina’s Economic Collapse

Opening Night Friday, February 18: Special Benefit Screening for Media Alliance, 8pm. Filmmakers in Person. Tickets for Opening Night contact: or 415-546-6334 x300

Friday, February 18 – Sunday, February 27
The Take
Dirs. Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein Canada 2004
In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja San Martin auto plant had been dormant until its former employees take action. Thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act "the take" threatens to turn the globalization debate on its head. The story of the workers' struggle is set against the dramatic backdrop of a crucial presidential election in Argentina, in which the architect of the economic collapse, Carlos Menem, is the front-runner. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers, and a legal system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale. In The Take, director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein (author of the international best-seller, No Logo) combine the stories of the workers and their families, stories of their struggle for jobs and dignity, with comments from factory owners, politicians and judges, and an examination of the macro-economic policies of globalization. The result is a compelling political thriller that pits ordinary workers against the local ruling elite and the powerful forces of global capitalism. (87m)
Nightly: 7:15, 9:15
Sat & Sun: 2:00, 4:00, 7:15, 9:15
Wed: 2:00, (4:00 Bring Your Own Baby screening),
7:15, 9:15

Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 11, 2005 11:39AM
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