Work Songs

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

NY Premiere

The Film

Directed by Mark Street / 2019 / 68 min

A longshorewoman in San Pedro, CA bemoans the decline of unions. A cab driver in Pittsburgh reflects upon a drunk customer who asked him to drive to Boston. An organic farmer talks about evolving marketing strategies, and a t-shirt factory in North Carolina comes to life as the day progresses.

Work Songs moves between ideas, locales and investigations of jobs throughout the country, asking us to think about technological advances, economics and how work may create or stifle meaning in our lives. From threatened jobs teetering on the edge of extinction to new professions we couldn’t have imagined a few years ago, Work Songs reveals a different aspect of our evolving relationship to labor, and allows us to reflect on our own negotiation of satisfaction and a larger social good.

Post-Screening Q&A

Mark Street (Director) has been making films, videos and installations for 30 years. His work ranges from abstract explorations of 16mm film to essays on the urban experience, and has been shown at MoMA, Sundance, Rotterdam, and SXSW to name a few. He is Program Director of the Visual Arts Program at Fordham University where he teaches
film/video production and other courses that engage contemporary artistic practice.


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Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm


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This event is part of the Fall 2019 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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