A nice turnout.
This showing was sponsored by PolicyLink. Both the directors and the editor of the film were present for a Q&A session after the screening. It was all very insightful. Right now the film is in limited release. The producers were told by theather groups that, "no one wants to see a movie about tough economic times during tough economic times." I suspect this is not true of those already inclined to watch documentaries.
Because conversations about social justice and equity can work up quite an appetite, Carla and I fortified ourselves here.
John's of Bleeker Street
Several lives ago, we worked together at a think tank in the West Village and so we took the opportunity to visit an old haunt. This joint is typical of NYC's West Village, as it is SMALL, SMALL, SMALL; but that's the only small thing about it. It's big on taste and portions. Just look at this...
Pepper and onion calzone! We couldn't finish it. We tried!
So if you are inclined to see a film that raises questions of access and opportunity, human rights and political responsiveness, I encourage you to see this film (or request your local indie theatre show it)...and take a friend. ~ksp