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Directed by Julia Reichert

United States 125 mins. In English

This program features three labor films by Julia Reichert and collaborators, focused on diverse areas of American work — housekeeping, auto manufacturing, and arts performance.

Films in this Program

Union Maids

Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Miles Mogulescu

Told through the eyes of three remarkable women, Union Maids opens up one of the great untold stories in our

The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant

Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Two days before Christmas in 2008, the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, shut its doors. Two thousand workers

Making Morning Star

Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Shot in Cincinnati, Making Morning Star presents a behind-the-scenes look at the joys and challenges of developing a new American



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.