Saturday, March 30, 2 pm, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City
Directed by Emmy award-winning HBO filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the aftermath of the current economic crisis. The film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the economy as it is playing out in the lives of millions of American families, highlights the human impact of cuts to social safety nets and the decline of the middle class, and raises important questions about future economic policy decisions. Click here for more information and to watch film trailer. Discussion with co-producer and UI alum Devon Terrill will follow the film. Free and open to the public.