Thursday and Friday, November 1, 2 @ 7:30
THE WASHING SOCIETY/LOADS OF PROSE:
Screenings and Readings at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
The Washing Society
by Lizzie Olesker & Lynne Sachs
2018, 45 min, digital
ARTISTS & SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON!
Featuring laundry workers Wing Ho, Lula Holloway, and Margarita Lopez, and actors Ching Valdes-Aran, Jasmine Holloway, and Veraalba Santa.
THE WASHING SOCIETY brings us into New York City laundromats and reveals the experiences of the people working there. Filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker collaborate to observe and investigate the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat, and the continual labor that happens there. The intersection of history, immigration, and underpaid work is woven into the film’s observational moments and interviews, along with the uniquely public/private exchange of dirt, lint, stains, and money. The juxtaposition of narrative and documentary elements creates a dream-like, yet hyper-real portrayal of a day in the life of a laundry worker, both past and present.
Lizzie Olesker & Lynne Sachs
DESPERTAR: NYC LAUNDRY WORKERS RISE UP
(2018, 5 min, digital)
Thurs, Nov 1:
Historian Tera Hunter, whose book TO ‘JOY MY FREEDOM depicts the 1881 organization of African-American laundresses in Atlanta, and Mahoma Lopez and Rosanna Rodriguez (Co-Directors, Laundry Workers Center), will join us to discuss justice in the workplace.
Fri, Nov 2:
'Loads of Prose,' a reading series staged in laundromats, presents authors Emily Rubin (STALINA, 2011), Sung J Woo (LOVE LOVE 2015, EVERYTHING ASIAN, 2009), and Christine Lewis (Organizer, Domestic Workers United), who will read their stories of hidden labor and the challenges of our changing neighborhoods, where infrastructures are crumbling due to the visceral and economic demands of gentrification.
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 2nd Ave NYC NY 10003
June 15, 2017
The Write Treatment Anthology — Book Launch at Mount Sinai
October 15, 2016
Lit Crawl San Francisco
Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose/West Coast Cycle Presents Clothes-Lines
Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Mission Laundromat 3282 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
October 1, 2016
October 17, 2015
LITQUAKE - West Coast Chapter
Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose presents Sex, Lies, and Lost Socks
Mission Laundromat, 3282 22nd Street. San Francisco
October 15, 2015
SPLISH SPLASH: HOT TUB READINGS AND PERFORMANCE
Relax and rejuvenate with the entertaining words and songs of the SIRENS OF SERENITY. Slip into your bathing suit, sip some ambrosia and say goodbye to the stresses of the day with readers Emily Rubin, Collette Plum, Annie Crawford, Claire Margine, Caitlin Clark, Rowena Richie, and harmonica player, Sam Barry.
THE BATTERY, 717 Battery Street, San Francisco
January 31, 2013
Segment #1 from the new Stalina audio book - available at Amazon!
September 10, 2011
Wednesday, May 18th
Cakeshop’s Mixer presents
Emily Rubin - author of 'Stalina'
and musical duo Flutterbox - Janine Nichols and Neill Cardinal Furio
152 Ludlow Street, between Rivington and Stanton
Subway F to 2nd Ave., F, J, M to Delancey
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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