Academy’s Doc Series Explores the Costs of Capitalism

Beverly Hills, CA (November 8, 2010) – The 2009 Academy Award® nominee “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” and “Capitalism: A Love Story” will screen as the final installment in Part One of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free.

“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” tells the inside story of the last days of a General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, as experienced by the people who worked the line. For six emotional, tumultuous months, the documentary follows the workers as they grapple with the loss of their identity, income and friends. Directed and produced by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Documentary Short Subject.

“Capitalism: A Love Story” tackles an issue director Michael Moore has been examining throughout his career – the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans and the rest of the world. Moore produced the film with Anne Moore.

The 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series is a showcase of feature-length and short documentaries selected from among the 2009 Academy Awards® nominees, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year. Part Two of the series will begin March 2011.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue). For additional information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.

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