2009 Labor Film Special Events
All films shown at the Eastman House Dryden Theater, 900 East Avenue.
Friday, May 1, 8 pm Alex Rivera in person! Rochester Premiere
SLEEP DEALER (Alex Rivera, US 2008, 90 min., English and Spanish with subtitles). The film imagines a near future of airtight international borders and militarized corporate warriors — a world dreamed of by US employers: Mexican labor without immigrant Mexican workers. Jobs ranging from construction to the service sector are performed by robots manipulated by “cybraceros,” workers literally plugged into the global economy. Writer-director Rivera’s prescient and socially-committed work of sci-fi won two prizes at the Sundance Film Festival. Rivera will introduce and answer questions following the screening.