UVM Film Series Presents “Working for a Living: Labor on Film”

How does work define us? Do we work for a living or live for our work? What happens to our identities when we can’t work anymore? This year, the UVM film series explores the idea of labor through office comedies (Office Space), quirky documentaries (Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control), and consciousness-raising political films (Salt of the Earth and The Front). From union laborers to white collar workers and from wage slaves to independent operators, explore the cinematic world of work with Vermont film lovers and UVM professor David Jenemann. See you at the salt mines!

OLLI at UVM Members receive a 20% discount on the UVM Film Series Membership price. If you are interested in becoming a UVM Film Series member for only $20, please call (802) 656-4455.

A UVM Film and Television Studies faculty member will introduce the director and formal aspects of each film in a 30-minute pre-film lecture and lead a post-screening Q + A for the audience. The UVM Film Series will take place at the Billings Lecture Hall, on UVM’s Main Campus. See below for directions and parking information.

Office Space (Mike Space, 1999)
January 23 / Pre-film Lecture 6 PM / Film Screening 6:45 PM

Salt of the Earth (Herbert J. Biberman, 1954)
February 20 / Pre-film Lecture 6 PM / Film Screening 6:45 PM

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Errol Morris, 1997)
March 20 / Pre-film Lecture 6 PM / Film Screening 6:45 PM

The Front (Martin Ritt, 1976)
April 17 / Pre-film Lecture 6 PM / Film Screening 6:45 PM


Between the Museum and Ira Allen Chapel (gold-domed building) is a large parking lot, which is available to the public after 6pm. After 5pm, Parking is available behind the offices at 46-48, 50-52 and 66 Colchester Avenue, across the street from the Museum. From Colchester Avenue, you may also continue straight to the next light at the corner of Colchester Avenue and Prospect Street. Turn left onto Prospect Street and an immediate right into the University Health Care (UHC, also known as FAHC) lot which is open for our use after 6:00pm.

Parking is available in any UVM lot that is NOT zoned residential or handicapped after 6:00 pm (please avoid these lots or you may be towed). Authorized parking tags are required for student residence lots or handicapped/tow zones.

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