Events | Screening & Discussion: Exit Zero

Screening & Discussion: Exit Zero


Sat, August 18, 2018
2:00 PM


Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602



WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of Exit Zero. When the steel mills began closing in Southeast Chicago, residents could feel the American Dream slipping away. Decades later, the loss of the steel industry has left permanent scars. Exit Zero: An Industrial Family Story tracks multiple generations of the family of one of the filmmakers. It explores how generations of immigrants built lives in this industrial community, dealt with the fallout of the mills’ collapse, and faced the environmental devastation that remains. Shot over ten years, the film interweaves home movies, found footage, and first-person narration to offer an intimate look at one working class family's experience with growing economic inequality in the United States.

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