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DC Labor FilmFest Screening: MARTIN EDEN plus livestream Q&A

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Wed, April 14, 7:00 p.m. ET

Tickets: $12; $2 from each ticket purchased goes to MWC’s Community Services Agency 


Event support provided by American Income Life

Followed by post-screening Livestream Q&A with filmmaker and novelist John Sayles.


Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman. Winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Presented by AFI Silver Theatre and the DC Labor FilmFest

Sponsored by NewsGuild; Busboys & Poets with the financial support of American Income Life, National Nurses United and IFPTE


Look for the 2021 DC Labor FilmFest, online in May!