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Labor Day (2009)




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Filmmaker Glenn Silber examines a labor union that embodied the grassroots momentum of Obama's presidential campaign and played a pivotal role in his election. The documentary includes interviews with journalist Ted Koppel and Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter, as well as a number of politicians.
Documentary , Special Interest
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Director Glenn Silber's look at how window washers, public employees, janitors and other working men and women played a role in 2008's political events is heartening, and yet, a year after being filmed, unintentionally aggravating.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
New York Daily News
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Rather than capturing the profound excitement so many people felt during the 2008 campaign, it just seems to be patting itself on the back.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
New York Times
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The film never finds drama, focus or any greater purpose other than some dubious horn-blowing about the SEIU being singularly responsible for electing President Obama.

Full Review… | October 28, 2009
Time Out
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I'd call Glenn Silber's Labor Day a well-intentioned but dull, video-ugly documentary if it weren't partly financed by its subject, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); that just makes it a crappy infomercial.

Full Review… | October 27, 2009
Village Voice
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There's only so much rah-rah-sis-boom-ba you can take about a President elected on the premise of ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, who has merely followed in his predecessor's footsteps of starving the U.S. into dirt.

Full Review… | November 11, 2009

Mildly engaging, but lacks sufficient insight, intrigue and provocativeness to rise above the kind of footage you'd typically find in an infomercial or, worse, in propaganda.

Full Review… | October 31, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

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