Downeast (2013)




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Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine. (c) Official Site
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Downeast

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Redmon and Sabin carefully tease apart the insidious process of American deindustrialization, and by the end of the film the threads they unravel reveal how the free market can choke like a noose.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Village Voice
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It's a tale of hope, frustration and disappointment that reminds us that behind all those big numbers are real human beings.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
New York Times
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An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
Boston Globe
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An exposé of how the financial structures that make businesses possible in America seem to conspire against genuine good will and non-self-serving ambition.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Slant Magazine

Self-interest butts heads with class interests, in this solemn investigative documentary shedding light on how the collusion of local politicians and conflict of interest outsourcing brought down the economy and plant workers in a depressed Maine town.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
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