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Social Cinema: Company Town (2017)

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Social Cinema: Company Town (2017)

Film
Wednesday, February 28
6:45 pm
Cost: Free
The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a "Company Town," a playground for tech moguls of the "sharing economy."

USA | 77 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow

Post Screening Discussion led by Rebecca Kemble, Madison Common Council, & Revel Sims, UW Urban & Regional Planning Department.

The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a "Company Town," a playground for tech moguls of the "sharing economy." Airbnb is the biggest hotel, Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well. Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by gentrification, skyrocketing rents and evictions, sparking a grassroots backlash. Can an insurgent electoral campaign overcome corporate power and billionaires' megabucks to change a city's course? COMPANY TOWN shows how a grassroots coalition of unions, tenants, neighborhoods of color, activists and artists can come together to win.

 

All free events sponsored by WUD Film Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

USA | 77 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow

Post Screening Discussion led by Rebecca Kemble, Madison Common Council, & Revel Sims, UW Urban & Regional Planning Department.

The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a "Company Town," a playground for tech moguls of the "sharing economy." Airbnb is the biggest hotel, Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well. Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by gentrification, skyrocketing rents and evictions, sparking a grassroots backlash. Can an insurgent electoral campaign overcome corporate power and billionaires' megabucks to change a city's course? COMPANY TOWN shows how a grassroots coalition of unions, tenants, neighborhoods of color, activists and artists can come together to win.

 

All free events sponsored by WUD Film Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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Patrick Barrett
pbarrett@wisc.edu 608-262-0854

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