September 21, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, US 2012, 80 min., Digital Projection)
Labor. Shedding light on the hardships facing small towns in post-industrial decline, filmmakers Redmon and Sabin document the story of Gouldsboro, Maine, where entrepreneur Antoine Bussone attempts to transform a newly shuttered seafood plant into a lobster-packing facility to much skepticism from the local elite. Involving, lyrical, and humane, Downeast is as much a portrait of a community as a microcosm of today’s economic climate.