written by bendygirl at Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I have no idea how I'm going to manage to get the afternoon off tomorrow, but I so want to go to this:
US Dept of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, Great Hall (non-DOL employees see directions below for coming to the screening
Sep 11 starts at 12:00 pm
The DC Labor Filmfest, AFGE Local 12, AFGE District 14 and AFGE International host a free screening of Fired! with best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich. For more info, contact Traci DiMartini, DiMartini.Traci@dol.gov
NOTE: Non-DOL employees should call the Local 12 office - 202-693-6430 - and leave their name so the union can have someone available to greet them at the door; enter through the 3rd and C Street doors and bring a photo ID.
About the film
Getting fired by Woody Allen was just the beginning for actress Annabelle Gurwitch, who Barbara Ehrenreich says "transformed her misery into a hot and sour chicken soup for the laid off soul." Trying to cope with being fired by a cultural icon, Gurwitch discovered she wasn't alone and brings us side-splitting tales of being fired from Tim Allen, Felicity Huffman, Jeff Garlin and more, as well as the less-humorous aspects of job insecurity that include attending job fairs, career retraining classes, outplacement workshops and meeting with human resource directors.