American Factory

Nominee
Best Documentary
Spirit Awards
Winner
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Winner
Directing Award ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
A snapshot of the struggle between labor and management that is both timeless and distinctly of its time.

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American Factory

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Politics & World Affairs
Runtime
115
Language
English, Mandarin
Director
Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert
Awards:
Nominee, Best Documentary, Spirit Awards
Winner, Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Winner, Directing Award ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, Directors Guild of America
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Phrases like “globalization,” “postindustrial capitalism” and “cultural dislocation” have a way of making the eyes glaze over. But at their most arcane, those ideas share a common heart: working people whose lives and livings are on the line. “American Factory,” an exquisite documentary set at the ...

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