Please join us for a film screening of SCRAPPERS by Brian Ashby, Ben Kolak, Courtney Prokopas, Aaron Wickenden & Frank Rosaly
Set in Chicago’s labyrinth of alleys, SCRAPPERS is a revealing portrait of Oscar and Otis, two metal scavengers searching for a living with brains, brawn, and battered pickup trucks. Shot in vérité style, the film focuses on work: finding metals, raising children, understanding the city. A close examination of the men’s daily lives raises questions about popular notions of poverty, race-relations, personal self-sufficiency, and urban sustainability. SCRAPPERS tackles the geography of a still-segregated city, the hidden lives of undocumented people, and the far-reaching effects of the 2008 financial collapse. The story is propelled by Chicago musician Frank Rosaly’s percussive score. (90 minutes) There will be a post-film Skype Q+A with the filmmakers.
Doors open at 6:30pm – Screening starts at 7:00pm. Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society.
“THE GREEN SCREEN” is a monthly environmental film series produced by the Charitable Film Network and The Green Project, and held monthly at The Green Project Warehouse. All films are free and open to the public – so invite your friends!
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