Sorry We Missed You: Labor Film Series
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Tickets are $12, Watch: https://kinonow.com/sorry-we-missed-you-epsilon-spires
Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.
But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children. Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.
Online Discussion of the film facilitated by Teresa Healy & Tom Juravich. Dr Healy is the host of We’re All in This Together, radio program on WVEW, and was the former chair of the Sustainable Development program at SIT Graduate Institute. Tom Juravich is Professor of Labor Studies, at UMass, Amherst.
"I was hit in the solar plexus by this movie, wiped out by the simple honesty and integrity of the performances. This brilliant film will focus minds." -Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Our new online screenings are an effort to stay connected while social-distancing and enjoy innovative films together while we are temporarily closed. The cost of each online ticket sold will be split between the distributor and Epsilon Spires. Each rental will directly help our venue survive through these challenging times.
♥ Much gratitude to the filmmakers for their partnership, and to you, our community, for your continued support ♥