American Factory
First screened in November 2019
Directors: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. Documentary about a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio reopened by a Chinese company that struggles to find common ground with its new American work force.

Twitter Capsule: Sharply observant, vividly edited doc, demonstrably pro-union while treating every topic and conflict complexly.

VOR:   The story here is virtually missing from American media. The filmmaking itself—what it shows, how it apportions time—is also rare and valuable.

Photo © 2019 Netflix/Participant/Higher Ground Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (Documentary)
Directors Guild of America: Best Director (Documentary)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Documentary
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Documentary Feature

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